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Old 09-20-05, 04:56 AM   #1
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Removing an old U Lock?

I inherited a nice older GT mountain bike, but the bike has a U lock attached to it that I'd like to remove to make room for a U lock I actually have the key for!

It is a Kryptonite lock, and my brother says he got it with the bike in 1997 or so, and has no idea where the keys went.

This isn't a newer model, so the pen trick doesn't seem to work on it, unfortunately!

Should I just rent the biggest bolt cutters I can find and have at it?
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Old 09-20-05, 05:12 AM   #2
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use a Sawsall (reciprocating saw) with a metal blade in it.
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Old 09-20-05, 05:49 AM   #3
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A cutting wheel attached to a heavy duty angle grinder will do the trick quite nicely.
You can rent these from any home depot (or equivalent).
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Hey!!!! Somebody just stole my older GT mouintain bike. I had it secured with a U-lock, and it looks like someone used a cutting wheel attached to a heavy duty angle grinder to remove it.
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A small scissors jack will pry it apart quickly.
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Why??? anyone looking to steel a bike already knows the techniques, and no bike thief worth his salt carries a giant, noisy, heavy recip' saw or angle grinder...

Hunters right, a scissors jack will do the trick nicely. The little ones in Volvos were almost perfectly made to do the job.
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