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This is a late answer I know, but I've found a solution to the rattling problem. I've had an Abus 6500 for nearly 3 years now and the rattling always annoyed me. I used to wrap a kind of nylon strap between the lock as I folded it and that partly solved it, although most of the rattle was coming from the joints themselves. It was only just today when I ...
I use a ring lock that is attached to the frame to lock the rear wheel to the frame. As it is a relatively cheap second hand bike (€200 4 years back) that is how it is locked unless left for a long time or in a dangerous place. When I lock properly, the long cable lock will go through the front wheel, through a smallish hole or loop of a fixed object and ...
Here is something that might help. How To Fix A Jammed Kryptonite U Lock
Try a shot of graphite or "lock lubricant" in the lock mechanism and jiggle the key for a bit before destroying the lock. It may just be a bit rusty inside.
Depends on which U-lock it is. Something like the Kryptonite Keeper might be hacksaw-able efficiently, but you're going to have to do a lot more work with a hacksaw to take out something like the Fahgettiboutit. Note that you'll need a blade which can cut steel. Bolt cutters may also work on some U-locks. And angle grinders. Theres also using a ...
This is very location dependant, but police may remove it for you whithout charge, specially if it is locked to public urban furniture. (I know a friend of mine got his bike back this way after losing his keys) Of course you would need that proof of ownership.
Depending on where you are, consider having proof of ownership before you go dismantling a u-lock. Before destroying the u-lock, see if tapping it with a pipe or hammer in various spots while jiggling the key does the trick. If it's good and seized up, time to cut through it with an angle grinder. If you don't already have an angle grinder, Ryobi has some ...
Angle grinder. You should be able to cut through it in less than a minute. Make sure to wear eye protection.
I think a more practical solution to your problem of forgetting to lock your bike would be a device (or method) to remind you to lock it. You could try a bluetooth proximity alarm tag. You pair the tag with your phone, then attach the tag to your bike. When the phone gets out of range of the tag an alarm goes off on the phone (range is typically around 10 ...
There are locks that can be unlocked with your cell phone, but none of them lock your bike automatically. I'm pretty sure the product you are looking for doesn't exist. The reason this doesn't exist is because it wouldn't be possible. You could build a lock that would automatically lock the wheels based on a proximity detector linked to your cell phone. ...
This answer will probably garner a lot of downvotes, but I'll say the best lock is no lock at all. I haven't used a bike lock in years. I don't ever leave my bikes somewhere that I feel the need to have them locked. My bikes are secured in my domicile, in a similar situation at work, and anywhere else they don't leave my sight. There are many different ...
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