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Incompetent Bike Thieves

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  • Started 1 week ago by DeathbyPompino
  • Latest reply from biketrain
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  1. DeathbyPompino
    Member

    Someone tried knick my bike last night by drilling through the keyhole of my kyptonite silver d-lock. They've completely failed and my bike is intact, however the lock is inoperable and i cannot remove my bike now which i need to get to uni/work.

    How do I get this bike back on the road? What dangerous power tool is needed to cut through a d-lock? And more importantly, how can i do it without looking like i'm knicking the bike? Should i inform the police of my actions before hand?

    Thanks!

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    A battery-powered angle grinder will take it off in thirty seconds.

    No one will bat an eyelid.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  3. crowriver
    Member

    Yep. Angle grinder. Watch you don't cut into the frame by accident mind!

    Posted 1 week ago #
  4. ARobComp
    Member

    Depending on what it's attached to you can use a car jack to blow out a kryptonite lock.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  5. StepRam
    Member

    A handy demo from City of London Police

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    Screwfix had them on special for £150 last week!

    Or maybe someone on here might already have one?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  6. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Depending on where the bike is the Bike Station may agree to remove the lock for you. £40 I think.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  7. kaputnik
    Moderator

    You could join the Edinburgh Tool Library (£20 fee, £10 deposit) and hire the angle grinder for free.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  8. biketrain
    Member

    I may be able to help, depends on location of bike. Can you prove ownership? PM sent.

    Posted 1 week ago #

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