Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-09-12, 09:09 AM   #1
PatrickGSR94
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
PatrickGSR94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Memphis TN area
Bikes: 2011 Felt Z85 (road/commuter), 2006 Marin Pine Mountain (utility), 1995 KHS Alite 1000 (gravel grinder)
Posts: 6,266
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
Lost my U-lock keys

Really can't believe this. I just bought a Kryptonite U-lock less than 2 months ago and have only used it 2 or 3 times. Now it's useless. I know I was an idiot for not stashing one key in the desk drawer in the house and the other on my regular key ring. But I didn't. I had both keys in my saddle bag. Went looking for them Saturday afternoon and they're nowhere to be found. No idea where I could have lost them.

I recall Saturday morning after a ride I had my bike upside down behind my car to remove the wheels, and noticed that my saddle bag was open as I forgot to close it after removing my phone and car keys. Bike lock keys could have fallen out then. I went back to that area Saturday night and again Sunday afternoon to look around, but didn't see them anywhere. Either I didn't lose them there or somebody picked them up.

Just venting. It wasn't the best Kryptonite lock ($20 version from Walmart), but still it pains me that money is pretty much just gone.
PatrickGSR94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-12, 09:12 AM   #2
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 22,152
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1132 Post(s)
Now you are smarter..
fietsbob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-12, 09:15 AM   #3
SkippyX
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 590
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't feel bad. I lost a U-Lock.

I stopped at a grocers to pick up some iced tea and a loaf of bread. I put the shopping bags into a handy grocery cart, unlocked the bike, put the lock into the grocery cart, unfolded a basket, put the groceries into the basket and rode off - leaving the lock in the grocery cart.

I went back the next day. No one had turned in a lock.

It was the most expensive iced tea and bread I have ever purchased.
SkippyX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-12, 09:18 AM   #4
treebound 
aka: Mike J.
 
treebound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: between Milwaukee and Sheboygan in Wisconsin
Bikes: 1995 Trek 520 is the current primary bike.
Posts: 3,069
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
If you still have the packaging then you migjt be able to get replacement keys from the company, but I suspect that is gone also and that you might not have written down the key code number. Just be thankfull that you bike isn't locked up with the lock.
__________________
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Life happens, don't be a spectator.
treebound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-12, 09:26 AM   #5
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BIC pen

acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-12, 10:10 AM   #6
cooker
Prefers Cicero
 
cooker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1984 Trek 520; 1990s Peugeot (Canadian-made) rigid mountain bike; 2007 Bike Friday NWT; misc others
Posts: 10,977
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 815 Post(s)
I think when I bought mine you could send in a registration card and get replacement keys later if you needed them.
cooker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-12, 10:16 AM   #7
PatrickGSR94
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
PatrickGSR94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Memphis TN area
Bikes: 2011 Felt Z85 (road/commuter), 2006 Marin Pine Mountain (utility), 1995 KHS Alite 1000 (gravel grinder)
Posts: 6,266
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
yeahhh I didn't do any of that registration stuff
PatrickGSR94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-12, 10:18 AM   #8
hubcap
One Man Fast Brick
 
hubcap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Bikes: Specialized Langster, Bianchi San Jose, early 90s GT Karakoram, Yuba Mundo, Mercier Nano (mini velo), Nashbar Steel Commuter, KHS Tandemania Sport
Posts: 1,121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I always keep keys to the variety of locks I have, when not in use, attached to the locks themselves with carabiners. So if I am going to lose a key when the lock isn't in use, I've somehow lost the lock too. When I lock a bike up, the key gets clipped to something I am carrying via the carabiner. It has worked so far for me.
hubcap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-12, 10:27 AM   #9
locolobo13 
Senior Member
 
locolobo13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Phx, AZ
Bikes: Trek Mtn Bike
Posts: 1,169
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
If you still have the lock you might be able to get a key from the company. I've taken locks, not U-locks, into locksmiths and asked them to make me a new key. Since I had the lock in hand they did.
locolobo13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-12, 10:29 AM   #10
himespau 
Senior Member
 
himespau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Bikes:
Posts: 9,691
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 167 Post(s)
Is the lock locked to the bike? If so, expensive bummer. If not, bummer, but at least you don't have to call someone to figure out how to get your bike free.
himespau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-12, 12:21 PM   #11
PatrickGSR94
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
PatrickGSR94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Memphis TN area
Bikes: 2011 Felt Z85 (road/commuter), 2006 Marin Pine Mountain (utility), 1995 KHS Alite 1000 (gravel grinder)
Posts: 6,266
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
No the bike is on the wall in the garage, and the lock is hanging on the hook behind the bike. I went looking for the keys because I was going on a group ride Saturday night with a stop mid-point and usually take the lock in case I feel the need to lock it up. But it was all good, we were all hanging around within view of our bikes.
PatrickGSR94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-12, 01:29 PM   #12
chefisaac
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: cherry hill, nj
Bikes:
Posts: 6,147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
The Kryptonite U-lock I got came with 6 keys. Interesting. But I did not get mine from Walmart and it was not $20.
chefisaac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-12, 05:16 PM   #13
acidfast7
http://www.538.nl
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
serious question here ... why key instead of combo?

like an ABUS Bordo?
acidfast7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-12, 08:09 PM   #14
sk0tt
Senior Member
 
sk0tt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Bikes:
Posts: 340
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You can get your lock re keyed from Kryptonite, obviously not worth it in this case, but heres the link. https://kryptonite.zendesk.com/entri...-rekey-service
sk0tt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-12, 05:28 PM   #15
recumbenttoad
Senior Member
 
recumbenttoad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 319
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had a U-lock stolen 3 years ago. Unfortunately, it was attached to my bike at the time. I just bought an Abus Bordo with a combo lock just so I can't lose a key.
recumbenttoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:54 AM.