Workshop 2011

Repairing a tubular lock

I recently had the misfortune to somehow break my bike lock. It is of a tubular lock design that you often see in vending machines and somehow had rotated to a point where the key could not be put in. The general consensus at this point seems to be to take the lock to a lock-smith. I thought I'd try and repair it myself before that.

Broken tubular lock

The broken tubular lock. Note the mis-aligned slots.

Read more...Published on 10th July 2011.

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