9:26 AM 07/24/2012
My housemate's (locked) bike was stolen from our Mt Pleasant front porch Sunday night/Monday morning. While my bike was, fortunately, not stolen, the U-lock was tampered with such that it cannot be opened. How do I go about "stealing" my bike back? It's locked to my porch right now and based on the recent theft in the vicinity I'd like to bring it inside in case the thief comes back for another try...
-You didn't take my bike but you still made me sad
bolt cutters, hack saw, car jack, oxyacetylene torch (in that order)
I'd put the car jack earlier in the list, but you risk damaging the frame.
10:19 AM 07/24/2012 | 0 Votes
angle grinder - I tihnk you can rent one from home depot on rhode island ave.
11:21 AM 07/24/2012 | 0 Votes
Old School hardware rents some tools at a very reasonable rate, but I dunno if they would rent bolt cutters or an angle grinder. Depending how the bike is locked, a car jack apparently works great.
2:12 PM 07/24/2012 | 0 Votes