bycycle lock...damn thing

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by arsenalboy, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. PDPS

    PDPS New Member

    make some of your own thermite,

    Thanks! I've been trying to remember what that reaction was called. I wonder if it's any good for burning out old tree stumps.
     
  2. arsenalboy

    arsenalboy Member

    thanks for all your suggestions guys, but I am surprised nobody mentioned an angle grinder.
    Quite like the idea of thermite, a web site said this heats up to 2500 degrees, that sounds quite warm, should I wear gloves?
     
  3. PDPS

    PDPS New Member

    should I wear gloves?

    No. It's summer. Your hands should be warm enough.
     
  4. madidus

    madidus New Member

    Google "the anarchists cook book" for a thermite recipe. Takes a bit of setting off, but when it goes, it goes!
     
  5. mudhut

    mudhut New Member

    from memory you mix iron filings and aluminium oxide in equal proportions and ignite with a blowtorch, alternatively magnesium ribbon can be used as a fuse. allegedly it can burn through engine blocks so should be ok for cycle locks, if a little ott.

    alternatively..........nah, silly idea, forget i said owt.
     
  6. PDPS

    PDPS New Member

    should be ok for cycle locks, if a little ott.

    Who cares? It sounds like fun.

    I Googled tha anarchists cookbook. I'll expect a visit from the anti-terror squad at around 03:30 tomorrow morning.
     
  7. PDPS

    PDPS New Member

    I'll expect a
    visit from the anti-terror squad at around 03:30
    tomorrow morning.

    If I ask them nicely they might have an angle grinder.
     
  8. Brian:-)

    Brian:-) New Member

    Close Mudhut but not quite. That would be the final product of the reaction. You want Iron oxide (Rust) and Aluminium powder.
     
  9. arsenalboy

    arsenalboy Member

    thanks guys for all the serious and humourous suggestions. But the winner was NIGEL who said hit it a few times with a hammer. It took about 20 secs to free both ends of the D. I think it was just the rust in side holding it tight.
    thanks again
     
  10. M.I.G.

    M.I.G. New Member

    well, to all you potential bike thieves,


    now you know how to do it !!!......:|
     
  11. Trog

    Trog New Member

    Yeah, now you're gonna see a load of hoodies armed with angle grinders :)
     
  12. PDPS

    PDPS New Member

    Yeah, now you're gonna see a load of hoodies armed
    with angle grinders :)

    No problem - they'll have nowhere to plug them in! ;)
     
  13. ennell

    ennell Member

    No problem - they'll have nowhere to plug them in!

    Give them a Sfx catalogue to find a http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id=84919

    They might need to 'liberate' a few locked bikes to cover the cost, though - especially once they've realised that batteries are extra ;)
     
  14. Trog

    Trog New Member

  15. Max 1

    Max 1 New Member

    You can call your local locksmiths and they will be able to get it off for about £45.00
    To find one - visit this website below

    http://www.locksmiths.co.uk/default.asp

    I would just brake the lock but if you are not prepared to then a locksmith is the best option for you.
     
  16. Max 1

    Max 1 New Member

    allow me to just hit myself on the head about 100 times with that generator.
    I didnt damn well realise that you had already opened it !
     
  17. Max 1

    Max 1 New Member

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