Sabotaged lock, advice needed

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Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby Turbo306 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 13:37 pm

First of all, I would like to point out that this bike has not yet been stolen.

My post here is due to the concern that it might be [confused still? read on...]

A friend of mine has locked his B'Twin up at university, where unfortunately, bike theft from the bike stands is not unheard of. His lock barrel has been packed with mud and grit [he does not ride with his lock exposed, nor is there mud or grit available nearby the bike racks] which stands out as deliberate sabotage. I am wondering if this could be an attempt to buy the thief more time to come back at night with come bolt croppers, and if this practice is previously known?

We are currently coming to his aid, and will prevent his bike from being stolen. My post isnt in urgency, more of enquiry really...

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Re: Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby nicklouse » Thu Feb 07, 2013 13:39 pm

yes it is. as is super glue and other things.

and post moved to a more suitable area.
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Re: Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby arran77 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 13:45 pm

Nail it down by the tyres :wink:
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Re: Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby zx6man » Thu Feb 07, 2013 13:50 pm

Or you could wait for them to come back.........

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Re: Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby arran77 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 13:55 pm

zx6man wrote:Or you could wait for them to come back.........


And nail them to the floor :lol:
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Re: Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Thu Feb 07, 2013 14:05 pm

It used to happen at liverpool uni - and i remeber a few years ago some posted on here with teh same thing happening - let the police or the uni security know, best be safe.
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Re: Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby migrantwing » Thu Feb 07, 2013 15:20 pm

zx6man wrote:Or you could wait for them to come back.........


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Re: Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby nicklouse » Thu Feb 07, 2013 15:24 pm

arran77 wrote:
zx6man wrote:Or you could wait for them to come back.........


And nail them to the floor :lol:

hard to do with a Baseball bat.

Not that I am sugesting any form or action against any one
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Re: Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby Phil Fouracre » Thu Feb 07, 2013 15:31 pm

[quote][/quote]

Maybe not, what about a claw hammer?

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Re: Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby Turbo306 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 14:34 pm

nicklouse wrote:yes it is. as is super glue and other things.

and post moved to a more suitable area.


Cheers! Wasnt sure where to post...

Bike free'd in the end, with some WD40 and a friend with lockpicks [a magician, not another crook might I add!]. Considered waiting, but didnt fancy being kicked off my degree for the trouble of battering a lowlife. Security are informed though.

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Re: Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby Camus » Fri Feb 08, 2013 17:10 pm

To clear the lock if it's just mud and grit then a rinse with water would be enough right, but WD40 also good.

I dunno, in the future maybe tape over/wrap the lock's keyhole with duct tape a few times or something, make sure your pal has something with him to cut it off when you want to go home. Will take an extra couple of mins but worth it if it makes them leave the lock alone.

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Re: Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby priory » Sat Feb 09, 2013 18:32 pm

if you hadn't got the lock open
surely the uni security or police have bolt croppers and would come out to cut your bike free before the scallies get it if you ask nicely.
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Re: Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby tiredofwhiners » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:45 am

Put another lock on the bike while you are trying to get things sorted so any miscreant will have two to cope with.

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Re: Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby doublem_1 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:56 am

zx6man wrote:Or you could wait for them to come back.........


+1

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Re: Sabotaged lock, advice needed

Postby Turbo306 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 22:28 pm

tiredofwhiners wrote:Put another lock on the bike while you are trying to get things sorted so any miscreant will have two to cope with.


I put my lock around both bikes [mine and his] and the post. its beefier, and harder to jam with grit and stuff.


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