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    I am frickin screwed...can't find my ulock keys

    So I searched my entire dorm room...can't find them. I was about to go for a ride till I found out I don't have the keys. What should I do about the ulock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by themstrkrft View Post
    So I searched my entire dorm room...can't find them. I was about to go for a ride till I found out I don't have the keys. What should I do about the ulock?
    get it cut off?

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    I mean is there any way I could get it off without breaking the ulock? How the hell am I going to cut off one of those things.

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    do you have a way to prove you own the bike? maybe like police or somthing could help? i don't know that sort of makes sense.

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    Is your bike locked to something right now? If so, you might want to go get another u-lock and and double lock your bike just incase your keys were stolen.

    Also, if you registered your lock when you bought it the company will send you a new key for a couple bucks. If its not registered you have to cut it off. There is no easy way to unlock a u-lock without a key and without breaking it, thats the entire point of having a u-lock to begin with.
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    I should of ****in registered the keys...its biting me in the ass now. I kinda brushed it off when I got the ulock.

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    did u check under stuff
    ?
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    Is it a cyclinder type of lock?

    If it is a bic pen is your friend.
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    I assume you don't know where the second set of keys are?

    Do you have access to an angle grinder? Also, if your campus has lots of bikes, campus security usually has cutting tools to remove illegally parked bikes...give them a call and ask for help.

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    If it isn't the nicest lock, you might be able to just take it out with a hammer - I've done this with seized locks before. Probably not going to be your best option, as you can damage your bike if you aren't careful and you might be mistaken for a thief. You could also possibly get an angle grinder from one of those places that rents tools.
    Last edited by curiousincident; 01-23-08 at 11:06 PM.

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    Finally found those ****in keys. They were in the common room next to the sofa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themstrkrft View Post
    Finally found those ****in keys. They were in the common room next to the sofa.
    hahah, maybe now is the time to locate that spare set of keys or register the lock?

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    It wouldn't have been good if I didn;t find them. Its snowing outside...

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    i knew it u ****
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    i knew it u ****
    hahahaha

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    Didnt i start a thread for this kid? Thanks for MOVING it mods....
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    i read that u can remove it with a ball point pen.

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    those are the older kryp locks (i think) not the new ones. there is no room for the pen to go in. i tried opening on to see if i needed to get another lock

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    I miss the days of the bic pen debacle.
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    I remember that. I also remember stopping a bicycle cop in downtown richmond and explaining to them why in the past week the amount of empty u-locks on parking meters had skyrocketed.

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    Just hang it off your belt for looks (a la hipster style) and then go get a proper chain and padlock.

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    its called college because you learn, you learnt not to leave your keys in the commons area

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    people won't be as helpful if you lose your wallet and post here about it
    im in ur librariez.. holden ur caulfieldz!!1

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    next time if its really lost in your room, like you searched for hours and can't find it but know its in your room do this.

    Start with one small area of the house you're certain it isnt, i.e. the bathroom.
    Then take everything that isnt the keys and put it in the safe spot.

    Eventually you have nothing left to put, or find your keys.

    This really has worked for me in the past, but i had to use the living room/couch corner.

    Real pain to clean up btw.

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    d00dz, this totally sux0rs...i lost my socks! what do i do? oh hang on...they're under my chair.

    /smacks palm against forehead

    do what i do: keep a spare ulock key tied around your johnson.

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