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I got a Charge Combo lock cable. 0000 code does not work.

Old 06-19-20, 01:16 PM
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I got a Charge Combo lock cable. 0000 code does not work.

i got from dicks the "charge" branded combo lock cable, on the label it says 0000 default, factory lock to unlock but when i align, it simply will not unlock. what is teh trick?
I think this is exactly what i got from store:

https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 06-19-20, 01:20 PM
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Why not take it back and let them show you how to use it or exchange if defective?
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Old 06-19-20, 01:52 PM
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Some wiseguy beat you to it and changed the combo at the store

Return it

Also, those locks are pretty weak. I would not use that on a nice bike or anything you leave outside a long time. Very easy and fast to break into it
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Old 06-19-20, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Tacoenthusiast View Post
Some wiseguy beat you to it and changed the combo at the store

Return it

Also, those locks are pretty weak. I would not use that on a nice bike or anything you leave outside a long time. Very easy and fast to break into it
It was behind the locked glass storage so unlikely unless store employees sabotage. I will use only for mount and secure during quick shopping at grocery. I live in bay area where thefts are rampant so i am not going to secure it at the balcomy. Yes, you are right, I already lost my bicycle last summer left on balcony using similar cable lock.
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Did it come with instructions?
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You could try this:
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Old 06-19-20, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ggbo951a View Post
what is teh trick?
1. It is only 10000 combinations. It won't take long to find the right one.

2. Just use wire cutters on the cable.
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Old 06-19-20, 07:32 PM
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0001?
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You know after you take it back, the conversation at Dicks will go like...

”Why did this lock come back?”

”The stupid ustomer couldn’t open it. What do you want me to do with it?”

”Put it back on the case.”

John

Edit: Added stupid to make it more believable.

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I wouldn't bother with a cable, a hand written sign that says "pretty please don't steal me" is way cheaper and the thief will probably pity you more. With a cable you are basically saying "please steal me but first a joke" especially in an urban area. If you want a lightweight lock that will give you a touch more protection go for the ABUS Bordo Lite, they make a combo version but the keyed version is more ideal especially if you have issues with opening combos.
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