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Broken lock key
#1
Hi

The winter frost made my bicycle lock.. freeze
So I wiggled the key a lot trying to open it
Result: broken key

It's a cheap spiral lock, like this one http://www.skevi.com/images/6125017.jpg

Any idea how I can open the lock now?
The broken key fits in the keyhole, aligning with the height of the keyhole
So the cylinders are pushed up, I guess

Maybe I can force some nails in or something, and turn it open
Do you have a trick or any ideas?
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#2
are trying to save the lock or just get it off the bike and do not care if it is ruined?
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
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#3
(12-08-2012, 05:44 PM)painkiller Wrote:  are trying to save the lock or just get it off the bike and do not care if it is ruined?

I just want the lock opened and off the bike, so it does'nt matter if it gets ruined Wink
Will buy a new lock
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#4
any kind of cutoff wheel like on a dremmel or cable cutters will work
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
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#5
You could try a hacksaw, but it will take you a while. But PK's idea is probably better.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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