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Old 04-03-08, 04:52 PM   #1
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Kettler City Bike

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When I was in Germany I purchased a city bike made by Kettler, and it came with a built-in lock. When we moved away I left it in Germany thinking to ask a friend to send it stateside for me, but... I seem to have lost the key to the lock. I was hoping that someone might be able to tell me if there is any way possible for me to get a new key or (*hopes it doesn't come to this*) just chalk it up as a loss of money and move on.


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Old 04-03-08, 06:43 PM   #2
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Cut the old lock off and ride the bike.

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This is bound to come up a lot- have you contacted the manufacturer?
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I have one of those and I usually leave the key in the lock. Ask your friend to check. The key maybe inserted in the lock.

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David: Like a stupid person I brought the key home with me, I should have left it with my friend. It would have scared me to leave the key in the lock when it is in the back of a Studentenwohnheim and someone may have noticed that it never moved and taken it for a spin and never come back.

StephenH: ... You know what? I never really thought of that. I might have my friend contact the store that I got it from and have her ask. Thank you for the suggestion!

Aaron: The lock is built-into the bike and isn't a chain. If only it was!
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David: Like a stupid person I brought the key home with me, I should have left it with my friend. It would have scared me to leave the key in the lock when it is in the back of a Studentenwohnheim and someone may have noticed that it never moved and taken it for a spin and never come back.

StephenH: ... You know what? I never really thought of that. I might have my friend contact the store that I got it from and have her ask. Thank you for the suggestion!

Aaron: The lock is built-into the bike and isn't a chain. If only it was!
They can still be cut off...been there done that! I bought a nondescript European bike as part of a storage locker sale, it had been locked using the wheel lock and the key was god only knows where, cut the lock off with a mini grinder, then unbolted the remains. I currently have 2 bikes with them, and at least one more with the mounting points for it.

I vote for getting the bike, then worrying about the lock. BTW didn't it come with 2 keys?

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YES, I know it is in German, but this is their website. At the top bar, see " Kundenservice " for repairs, parts etc. There is even a phone # & " live chat connection. I am sure there will be someone to answer your questions in English. Note; A key is =" schlussel "

http://www.fahrrad.de/kettler-fahrra...line-shop.html

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Old 04-08-08, 05:40 PM   #8
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YES, I know it is in German, but this is their website. At the top bar, see " Kundenservice " for repairs, parts etc. There is even a phone # & " live chat connection. I am sure there will be someone to answer your questions in English. Note; A key is =" schlussel "

http://www.fahrrad.de/kettler-fahrra...line-shop.html
I sent them an e-mail. Now I hope that they can answer me. If it happens to be in Deutsch I could likely make out what is said, hopefully. Thank you for the suggestion.
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Call a lock smith?
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