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    Quote Originally Posted by twiggy_D View Post
    Superglue in the keyway?

    Hit it with a hammer, superglue hardens brittle so with enough solid hits it'll shatter out slowly, but can take time. If they stick milliput in though it's easier to just go get an angle grinder.
    Using acetone is much easier. Superglue will dissolve in acetone. May take a few minutes and a few reapplications for the chemical reaction to do its thing. A lot of locksmiths use acetone on locks (home entry locks, padlocks, and bike locks) that vandals decide to put superglue in. Using a light grease in your lock will help prevent superglue from bonding...all you want is a coating that will last longer than a spray oil.

    If people don't mind a u-lock with round keys and a bit of weight, can get a good deal on Masterlock's top-of-the-line Force 6 u-locks or their midrange Force 5 locks:
    http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesom.../193/24230?g=1
    http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesom...uct/37/193/436

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    I'm not really impressed by Master locks (other than the pro series), although those are decent prices. As an alternative, if on a budget and need a $30-$40 lock (including shipping).

    Here are some alternatives:


    Planet Bike Extra Guard has one thumbs down review, but for $15 + shipping, the price is decent for a low end lock that can't be Bic penned.

    Planet Bike Super Guard for $25 + shipping. Its not Sold Secure, but it appears to be beefy enough to fend off bolt cutters.

    I say shop around online. You can get a name brand lock (Kryptonite or Onguard) for $20 to $30 (plus shipping) on some websites.

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