If you’ve broken your we can help. If you want to try and get the out yourself here are some ideas:inside a
• Try lubricating theto loosen the .
• If you see a piece sticking out, try using tweezers, needle nose pliers or nail clippers to grasp it.
• If there doesn’t seem to be anything sticking out, try using a thin wire or piece of metal along the teeth of theto move it. Using a pair of sewing needles or tweezers try pulling it out.
• If this is aor a with you may be able to disassemble it and push the out from the back using a sharp instrument.
• If this is a padlock or, give the lubricant time to soak in, then slam the against a hard surface to see if you can knock the out.
Remember you should only try these methods if it is youror when you have a permission to unlock it from the owner.
Broken Key in, Bike Locks, D Locks and U Locks:
If you’ve tried all of the above without success and you have the type of
• You can try a leverage attack, but this is probably going to damage your bike.
• Using an angle grinder it will only take seconds to get through it. For really solidyou may need to make two cuts. If you have a friend with power tools you may want to enlist their help, otherwise you can try renting a power tool from your local hardware store. A vice will be needed to hold the in place, and take care not to damage your bike in the process.
• You can try using a hacksaw but this is going to take time and effort. If you don’t have one the purchase price will probably be as much as hiring a locksmith for the job.
• If this is the type ofthat closes without a , you can probably defeat it using a shim. For a U Lock you’ll need to first cut the rubber off the locking end. Using a soda can you can cut a broad strip of aluminum then wrap it around the U and try sliding it into the .
• If you are able to maneuver a car jack inside yourwithout damaging your bike, you can try spreading the open. Most U Locks lock on just one side as the other side is an L Joint. If you can spread it wide enough the L might release, otherwise it could just break open the U. But be careful not to damage your bike in the process.
Things you should have for doing it yourself
• The appropriate tools
• Protective glasses and gloves should be worn
• A valid ID like your driver’s license or passport in case law enforcement spots you trying to break this and begins to question you
• Your mobile phone in case you need to call a friend or contact a locksmith
Disclaimer: Some of these tactics have proven to be more successful then others. We can’t guarantee these methods will work nor take any responsibility for damages caused by trying them. If you’re not confident you can do it yourself it’s always recommended that you call a professional locksmith.