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    Ever Bought A Bike With Lock + Chain Still Attached?

    Picked up another bike today and strangely it's the second bike in the past 2 months that still have some kind of lock on it.

    Is this pretty common for you collectors out there or are the folks I get bikes from absent minded?



    Either way it's my first World Sport and is in pretty decent condition. Just cleaned her up a bit and shines like it's almost new! Well worth the asking price.





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    Yep, I have bought several that way. A careful application of bolt cutters on the lock will save the cable for use later. I buy a fair number of thrift store bikes, where the former owner is long gone.

    But I had to cut one off of my college bike. Go figure, I must have lost in the key sometime between 1978 when I graduated and 2008 when I finally rebuilt the bike.

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    Seen it more then once.

    The same genre of person who will yard-sale their unridden '93 Specialized Hardrock, '78 Colnago Super, or '65 Raleigh DL-1 for $50 is also the same type of person who will leave a lock on said bike - and forget the combination/lose the key.

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    A lock on a colnago super? I dont think thats exactly the kinda bike you'd see someone ride to the corner store and lock up, but I guess weve seen weirder things?

    I picked up a few rides with locks on them nonetheless, its fun getting those cheapo chains with a built in combination which you just have to kinda turn around the numbers for the 'feel' and have open in under a minute (guess bolt cutters would still be faster).

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    One of mine came that way years ago. I was able to get a serial number off the lock, contact a local locksmith, and get a key made. The lock and chain were really nice but also very heavy. I think the key was about $10, but that was some time ago.
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    Dremel and cutting wheel, or an angle grinder will cut it pretty easily.

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    A couple - I se ond the dremel.

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    I bought one with a Masterlock U-lock. The woman selling it had recently lost her husband and had no idea where the key was.

    On a side note, it took me all of about 20 seconds to break the lock....what rubbish Masterlock makes!

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    Yep, the Dremel tool. 30 seconds for one of those cable locks.

    I've never bought one that way. When I get one like that, it involves stealth, running, sometimes yelling, and then hiding for a while until the coast is clear.

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    Honestly, I don't have a dremel, but I never had any problem drilling out the brass covering and the pins of the key lock. It does take a little longer, but it might work if you don't have a dremel! Sorry. I know that was redundant, but you might not have a dremel.

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    This might work:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXRUd63ycTU

    All you need is a can and some scissors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
    Yep, the Dremel tool. 30 seconds for one of those cable locks.

    I've never bought one that way. When I get one like that, it involves stealth, running, sometimes yelling, and then hiding for a while until the coast is clear.

    Why run? You have a bike. Ride man, ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bam42685 View Post
    This might work:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXRUd63ycTU

    All you need is a can and some scissors.
    Used to do that with feeler gauges, works with most locks that don't need the key to close,

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    Lots of pawn shop and yard sale bikes come with locks. Many come with saddle bags. Some come with cash stashed in the saddle bag. Always check up in the folds and under any stiffeners in the bag.

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    I cut locks off of a number of bikes when I was a mechanic in a shop. There was a person that was shocked when they watched me take one of those master locks off with one snip of the bolt cutters. The reaction indicated they thought I got my practice from thievery. I'm guessing you could do the deed with 12" handle bolt cutters, but we had some that were at least 24"

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    I've gotten 3 yardsale bikes with locks and cables still attached. One had the key, so that was easy. The other two I removed the seat, lifted the lock and cable off the seatpost and put the lock in my vice. A few moments later with the angle grinder and I have a cable I can still use and some scrap metal for the bin.

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    At a recent duathlon my wife competed in I saw at least a dozen people come out of transition and ride off with locks attached to their bicycles. I suppose one can only assume they bought them that way and didn't have a dremel.

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    All the time, I have hopes that whenI get another bicycle theres a lock stuck to it, I try taking them off in many differnt ways, also it's a good way to test types and brands of locks. ya know whats no good and what is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy View Post
    Dremel and cutting wheel, or an angle grinder will cut it pretty easily.
    +1 I've bought a few with locks. I can pick the cheaper dial/tumbler locks, the rest get the Dremel/cut off wheel.
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    Please excuse the poor quality of my drawing.

    Master padlocks, the kind they used to shoot bullets at in the ads, are quite easy to defeat. Just cut across the bottom of the lock, at the pin end of the lock, with a hacksaw or Dremel. Some models have 4 rivets, others have 8 rivets. Sometimes the inner 4 rivets are fake. If not, grind the heads off with a Dremel. Peel the bottom back, turn the lock over and let the cylinder fall out. Insert a regular screwdriver and turn, the lock will open as if you had used a key.

    I do a lot of lock work in my business as a contractor. If you only knew how NOT secure some of these locks are.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by beech333 View Post
    Why run? You have a bike. Ride man, ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronsonic View Post
    Lots of pawn shop and yard sale bikes come with locks. Many come with saddle bags. Some come with cash stashed in the saddle bag. Always check up in the folds and under any stiffeners in the bag.
    I bought one that had what I thought was a protein gel, it was some kind of lube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divineAndbright View Post
    A lock on a colnago super? I dont think thats exactly the kinda bike you'd see someone ride to the corner store and lock up, but I guess weve seen weirder things?
    Check out this Masi on CL. Notice the cheap lock wrapped around the TT.

    I use a lock like this every now and then on my $5k plus CF racer. But I don't let it out of my sight. It's more to keep some degenerate opportunist from tossing it in the back of his pickup truck. Also, you'd never see it wrapped around my TT or seat post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronsonic View Post
    Lots of pawn shop and yard sale bikes come with locks. Many come with saddle bags. Some come with cash stashed in the saddle bag. Always check up in the folds and under any stiffeners in the bag.
    I bought a Trek 830 for $4 that had about $6 in change in the saddle bag once. D'uh.

    And nothing is as satisfying as taking bolt cutters to a lock or a cable. Makes you feel like Superman.

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    Yep.



    My handy Dremel tool will take this one off sometime next week when I start the clean up on this one.
    Then again, I could just remove the seatpost.
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