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    Random OnGuard bike lock question

    Anybody know if there is a way of identifying the key # for an onguard u lock just from looking at the lock? I've lost my keys, wanted to see if I could get a replacement from the company .

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    No, there isn't. How did you manage to loose all FIVE keys?

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    You should just get a combination lock.

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    Umm, if there was a way to do that, I could order keys for the lock of that hot Colnago I see locked in my street all the time.
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    Did you register your lock? I think they have you write the code down on the form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    No, there isn't. How did you manage to loose all FIVE keys?

    Not hard when they're all together on the same ring, in the same bag, with the same keys for the ALL the locks. That one bag got lost.

    Damn.

    Agh. Picture this: 10 bikes at a friend's place, multiple locks on all of them, no keys to be found. Swearing really is necessary at times.

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    Okay, well, I don't expect anyone will want to actually say this, and I understand that, but in case someone DOES know, please PM me the most efficient way to break OnGuard U-locks (minis) and a krypto chain. As I said, I really don't expect this, but if you look at my posts, I'm NOT a thief, and in fact, if you're in NYC and you'd be willing to help me out, that'd be even better. Crap crap crap.

    And BTW, any wisecracks really aren't going to surpass every single smarmy comment I've come up with to berate myself.

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    You'll need an angle grinder, a bunch of cutting discs, and a little time. Please let us know which locks were easiest to cut, okay? Thanks and good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    You'll need an angle grinder, a bunch of cutting discs, and a little time. Please let us know which locks were easiest to cut, okay? Thanks and good luck.
    That's about right. A Dremel with a cut-off wheel is a portable version of the same thing.

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    Crap. Any Williamsburgers' with indicated tools interested in helping me out in exchange for some great reward? Booze, a meal, cash, maybe one of these bikes (vintage, steel frames)? PM me.

    Thanks for the info, everyone. Crap crap crap. *raging headache*

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    A good Sawzall with a few metal cutting blades should do the trick.
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    I wonder if a locksmith could unlock them for you. It would probably cost quite a lot, but then again, since you don't have the tools already, it seems likely it's going to cost you quite a lot regardless-

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    These guys may have some suggestions http://youtube.com/watch?v=J7zb8YXrmIA

    Otherwise I'd say see if a locksmith may have a go - they might be able to pick it and cut a key to it. Sounds like it might be cheaper at $100 than killing all those locks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lopsided View Post
    A good Sawzall with a few metal cutting blades should do the trick.
    The blades will have to be carbide edged. These locks are HARD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peripatetic View Post
    Crap. Any Williamsburgers' with indicated tools interested in helping me out in exchange for some great reward?
    I'm sure there are. Look under "locksmiths" in the yellow pages.

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    Thanks, you guys. I actually have a lock pick set. I'll try a go myself. The problem with the locksmith idea is we're talking several locks, not one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post
    These guys may have some suggestions http://youtube.com/watch?v=J7zb8YXrmIA

    Air, that's funny. Gotta love 'NY's Finest'.

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