Lock won't open and I am stuck.
Don't let it happen to you.. The lock has not been a problem before.. Suddenly it just won't unlock..( A combination lock.) So my bike is on the edge of town locked to a stop sign after I took a little break for some food at a convenience store.. Here all stores are closed from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.. Hardware stores, bike shops... etc.. , .. I do have in my handle bar bag a 2 oz. bottle of chain oil.. I lube the thing up.. It won't open.. No tools to handle the job.. The police won't help unless you have papers showing the bike is yours. So I make some phone calls to wife and friends. No one near.. . So I am stuck on the outskirst of town for almost 3 hours, until the shops open..Its about a 15 minute walk to a hardware store.... I buy a metal hacksaw..It looks like it could rain, and all I have on is my bike gear... Ever happend to you.. I just lied about on the beach and helped intensify my bike tan..
All I could have done is maybe oil up my combination lock a little more as a maintenance measure... .. At least I had on older bike clothes, so I did cool off in the sea once. ...
Any suggestions as to fool proof bike locks. This situation was not fun and I wondered if I'd get home before dark.. Never has the lock been the least bit difficult to open. .I was sort of wondering if someone might challenge me from cutting thru the cable. That took about 40 minutes..... What is your choice of bike locks and do you fear this could happen to you.... In such a situation, just maybe bike registration might allow the police to offer assistance. That a good idea. ?.. I tolk the cut cable and lock home. It still won't open..