A good and cheap alternative to WD40 is diesel fuel. Annabelle Annabelle 41 1. A Kryptonite lock provides serious security but it must be used properly to be effective. By the way, this success still came after suffering serious frustration and inconvenience the night before when I could not unlock the bike. If WD or triflow or the like hasn’t helped, and the lock is more than a year old, I’m going to guess the lock is fine, and your key is worn out. It just refreezes of course, but at least it gets the lock open. It might help to let it sit awhile between applications.
Please success me what can I do.
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Though you can use a bit of WD40 first to clear out any sticky gunk. But what do you think? Email Required, but never shown. The first blackburn was bought to replace a Zefal pump aluminum body and metal metal head that lasted 20 years of year round use without stucj single part replacement. Annabelle Annabelle 41 1. If there was any lubrication in there, you probably cleaned it out with the washing.
kryptonite lock stuck in the bracket : londoncycling
Cheap locks are a false economy. Let me know below…. Its an expensive Magnum X4 piece of junk.
Insert the key and work it a bit. Eventually I also got around to spraying some speed degreaser in the keyhole, then relubing, and now the lock is good as new. Apply it to both the ends of the bar and the holes in the body, as and when you need to.
That was my downfall with the breakage both times.
If the lock is totally covered with diesel, it will reach every corner of the mechanism and also will wash out dirt. Either your bike will be stolen because they offer such poor protection. Every locksmith I have ever met discourages using WD in locks. In a pinch, I pour hot water in the lock.
But the good news is: Squirt some lock “de-icer” in there. I’ll have to wait till they come to see if that solves anything or it’s actually a problem with the lock Mine was stiff to begin with and still is. These worked well for the first year and I kept them lubricated with regular use of WD It will melt any ice and lubricate the lock.
Want to add to the discussion? It will also lubricated for a short time but more importantly it will help flush anything out of the lock and then it any leftover liquid will just evaporate.
In locks, you normally don’t use oily liquids, but graphite. You may need to do this several times. Welcome to Bicycles Wilson.
Sunlight and heat will kill plastic and similar materials. Usually I can eventually get the key turned.
I’ve just had the same problembut off the bike. So as soon as the lock and key starts to get iffy, ether-clean the lock, lube it, and if it’s still iffy, replace your key with a spare ASAP. I had tried many of the solutions above WD, special rust remover, etc over a period of weeks and still the key would not turn.
Do seriess have any tips for cleaning the lock after lubricating it to prevent this happening? This was a pretty expensive lock for a few months use so unlike the owner of this serids I can only recommend dodging the use of anything ABUS in future.
Stjck a spare key. So I’m happy about the outcome but frustrated with the problem and Kryptonite.
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I think it cleaned out the gunk that was sticking the release mechanism. Neil Fein Neil Fein By the way, this success still came after suffering serious frustration and inconvenience the night before when I could not unlock the bike.
I’ve definitely worn out several keys, luckily most new locks come with 3 or 4 keys, so I can wear a few out before worrying about replacing them. I’d call them up and ask if they’ll replace it. If that doesn’t work