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Old 11-26-21, 12:06 PM
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differences in Abus frame locks

I am interested in buying an ABUS frame lock for my bicycle. Before deciding which lock fits me the best, I would like to better understand the different models the company offers.
Looking at the website (abus . com/ int/ on-road/Locks/Frame-Locks) I see different letters associated with each lock, and I would like to understand what each letter means.
I have encountered the letters `NR BK OE`. Some of the locks are called `NR` and some are named just `R` (without the `N`). Some have the `BK` in their name and some don't. What does this designation stand for?
What is the difference between the Amparo and the other locks?

Besides that, I have an older ABUS frame lock that I bought one or two years ago, with which I have received a number that corresponds to my lock. It is a 6 digits number. Can I buy a new frame lock with which I would be able to use my old key? (I am asking because I prefer having one key to work for two different bicycles)
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Locks are just mechanical devices and competent locksmiths can probably re-key anything. However the cost may be not be worth it.

Abus does offer the following. The lock cylinders must be the same style.

https://mobil.abus.com/int/on-road/H...One-Key-Option

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Thanks a lot. What about the differences in the letters and models of the frame locks? Do you have any knowledge about that?
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I don’t. I have a couple of Abus bike locks and there are differences in the style of keys. I’m sure you can research the types and determine the levels with Sold Secure ratings.

That said, most bikes are just an angle grinder away from a new owner.

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I am interested in buying an ABUS frame lock for my bicycle. Before deciding which lock fits me the best, I would like to better understand the different models the company offers.
Looking at the website (abus . com/ int/ on-road/Locks/Frame-Locks) I see different letters associated with each lock, and I would like to understand what each letter means.
I have encountered the letters `NR BK OE`. Some of the locks are called `NR` and some are named just `R` (without the `N`). Some have the `BK` in their name and some don't. What does this designation stand for?
What is the difference between the Amparo and the other locks?

Besides that, I have an older ABUS frame lock that I bought one or two years ago, with which I have received a number that corresponds to my lock. It is a 6 digits number. Can I buy a new frame lock with which I would be able to use my old key? (I am asking because I prefer having one key to work for two different bicycles)
I think the NR stands for non-retaining and the R stands for retaining, in respect of the key.

So with a Retaining version, when the lock is open, the key can't be removed from the lock.

Not sure about BK and OE, can you post links to where these abbreviations are shown.
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Measure lock width if buying a u lock. I bought an Abus that was a bit narrower than my Kryptonite, for which I lost the key. I can make it work with my LHT, but itís a pain.

I also donít like that the one end is not curved. Often need two hands to lock it.
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I'm not sure of all those designations either. I know some of them have a port in the side where you can also attach and optional chain. So you can use the frame lock to secure the wheel like normal but also use the chain to physical lock the bike to something solid.
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NR is non key retaining R is key retaining
OE is original equipment like OEM
BK I believe is just black but unsure I will have to ask ABUS on that one.

The 5750L would be my top choice as it has good clearance for wider tires and is plus keyed so you can key alike to other plus keyed locks. Likely your old lock is plus keyed assuming it came with a key card rather than numbers on the key so a 5750L is a good way to go.
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