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Old 17.05.2011, 13:59
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Re: Can I borrow your bolt cutter ?

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So.. genius offspring number 1 has locked up his bike with a new combination .. and has forgotten the number ! (silly me for thinking a lock with a key was asking for trouble)

So.. the easiest solution I can think off is bolt cutters.. but I'm reluctant to buy some for a one off job..

If nobody has any I can borrow (bottle of wine provided as rental agreement) does anyone know any other options ? Anyone know a hire shop in Basel for such an item ? Would a bike shop oblige ? Would the police oblige ?
Our boy did a similar thing, just lost the only key.
We took the car jack and slowly opened it inside the lock.
Should'nt take u more then 5m.
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Old 19.05.2011, 00:04
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Re: Can I borrow your bolt cutter ?

Dremel.

They even have a battery powered version.

That and the hard cutting disk will solve your problem quickly.

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Old 19.05.2011, 00:16
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So.. genius offspring number 1 has locked up his bike with a new combination .. and has forgotten the number ! (silly me for thinking a lock with a key was asking for trouble)

So.. the easiest solution I can think off is bolt cutters.. but I'm reluctant to buy some for a one off job..

If nobody has any I can borrow (bottle of wine provided as rental agreement) does anyone know any other options ? Anyone know a hire shop in Basel for such an item ? Would a bike shop oblige ? Would the police oblige ?
My kids use to open them within minutes . Now the oldest one is a cop,go figure
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Old 19.05.2011, 10:30
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Re: Can I borrow your bolt cutter ?

So, Poddle, did you get it sorted in the end?
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Re: Can I borrow your bolt cutter ?

Nope .. no solution yet.. tried various DIY places but none of them rent out equipment..

Will try to find a specialist tool hire shop this weekend and failing that he's been told he'll have to get the bike receipt from his mum...

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Dremel ? I have one.. will look for the right tool attachment.. can't believe it'll be powerful enough.. but thanks for the tip
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Old 20.05.2011, 09:51
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Dremel ? I have one.. will look for the right tool attachment.. can't believe it'll be powerful enough.. but thanks for the tip
Get the large (30mm) black cutting disks, those will cut through pretty much anything.

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Old 21.05.2011, 12:53
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Get the large (30mm) black cutting disks, those will cut through pretty much anything.

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st2lemans..... you are a god like genius

2 minute job with the dremel !!!!! if you weren't so far away i'd buy you a pint



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Get the large (30mm) black cutting disks, those will cut through pretty much anything.

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Hi Tom,

As you seem to be the man in the know, how about this question: I have a set of Thule roof bars which are off the car but unfortunatley are in the locked position. And thanks to my forgetful Father, the keys are somewhere between CH and Northampton.

Any chance you know if I can easily change the locks for new ones? Is it easy?

Just thought I'd try asking seeing as you know a thing or two about locks. (Well, getting past them anyway)

Cheers,
Neil
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Old 24.05.2011, 10:48
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Re: Can I borrow your bolt cutter ?

Don't know offhand, but I'll try and remember to take a look at mine (they are on the car, and I hope I can find the keys)

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