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breaking a D lock

Mr LP's D lock won't open. The key will only go half way in. Any suggestions on how to break it & free his bike? Where can you borrow or hire big bolt cutters in Cambridge & would that work? Have tried the car jack trick and that didn't budge it.

Published by lilly_p at 12:55am on Sat 31st October 2009. Viewed 5,026 times.

Get a city ranger to come out and rescue him, they will release the bike for free.
Unless you are not a service user in Cambridge.In which case you should not be appealing for help on WaN.

Published by bigmal at 1:08am on Sat 31st October 2009.

We do live in Cambridge, honest Bigmal. However, the bike issue is in Histon.

Published by lilly_p at 8:11am on Sat 31st October 2009.

Here you go young man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoqNC7aUeXI

I have a jack like the one shown you can borrow.

Published by bigmal at 9:01am on Sat 31st October 2009.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 9:03am on Sat 31st October 2009.

Hacksaw.

Published by daggg at 9:52am on Sat 31st October 2009.

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Published by Lord Lucan (not active) at 10:01am on Sat 31st October 2009.

Shut the fuck up Lord Lucan/Batty calling me fagggg. Go eat a Happy Meal at your favourite eating establishment.

Published by daggg at 10:09am on Sat 31st October 2009.

I had a D-lock that wouldnt unlock so I gave a good soaking in WD40 and after 5 mins or so it unlocked it was a build up of rust inside the barrel whick rotates the full length of the tube.

Published by Ahhhhhhh sodit at 10:50am on Sat 31st October 2009.

I've successfully used WD40 too. Make sure you put it in the key end and in the prong holes too.

Published by Doris (not active) at 10:51am on Sat 31st October 2009.

As per the above - plenty of WD40 down the barrel.

If you really need to break it, strike the locking bar (or projecting end) with a big club hammer or a sledge hammer, that breaks all but the very strongest.

Published by pagan_flame at 11:03am on Sat 31st October 2009.

Get a bic pen and take the little plastic bit out of the end
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LahDQ2ZQ3e0

Published by clarissa (not active) at 12:01pm on Sat 31st October 2009.

thanks for all the suggestions. Tried WD40 but the lock was old & I think one of the thingys was stuck in the whatchamacallit. Tried the jack but it kept slipping & was frankly very dangerous. Went to McKays to buy a hacksaw but couldn't be arsed with the effort that was going to take so bought an angle grinder instead. Oh the power! Lovely. Cut through the lock like butter & made dramatic sparks. It was fun & I'm trying to think of other bits of metal that may need slicing.

Published by lilly_p at 3:08pm on Sat 31st October 2009.

^^^Glad you got your bike freed. Don`t be tempted to make your car into a convertible with new toy ;-]

Published by daggg at 3:43pm on Sat 31st October 2009.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 3:44pm on Sat 31st October 2009.

keda1

I'm trying to think of other bits of metal that may need slicing.

Here's one suggestion.

Published by Wrongfellow at 3:53pm on Sat 31st October 2009.

What the...? I just looked out of the window and some bugger's nicked my bike! Angle-ground right through the lock, the thieving scumbags!

Published by John Techno at 4:45pm on Sat 31st October 2009.

Well I think it's pretty obvious who the culprit is, don't you LILLY-P?

Published by Boudicea Bambaataa at 4:53pm on Sat 31st October 2009.

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