How to Open a Basta Lock

Click Lock

Step 1

Step 1

Insert the key into the hole found on the left side of the lock. The Click Lock series is a hard, U-shaped lock. It is secured upside-down beneath the bicycle seat. The lock is placed over the frame, while the security bar is raised through the back wheel.

Step 2

Step 2

Turn the key to the right. You will hear a click as the security bar is released.

Step 3

Step 3

Push the security bar through the wheel as you lift the lock over the frame. You may now remove the key, close the lock and store.

Security Ring

Step 1

Step 1

Insert the key into the slotted hole. The Defender line of security ring locks should be located on the back of a bicycle between the frame and the wheel. It fastens on both the frame and the wheel, so that the back wheel cannot rotate.

Step 2

Step 2

Turn the key to the right until you hear a "click" and feel the lock release.

Step 3

Step 3

Remove the ring lock from the bicycle frame and wheel. The lock will pop open to the side once released. Simply lift and remove.

Plug-In Cables

Step 1

Step 1

Insert the key into the security ring lock. The plug-in cables are a line of locks which plug into the security ring locks. They are meant to be looped around the front wheel and a bike rack or lamp post, and used in conjunction with a security ring-style lock.

Step 2

Step 2

Turn the key to the right. As the security ring releases, so will the plug-in cable, which is secured on the opposite side from the key site.

Step 3

Step 3

Slide out the plug-in cable, and slide it back through the loop (found on the opposite end of the cable) to free the plug-in cable attachment.

Chain Locks

Step 1

Step 1

Insert the key in the lock. The series of chain locks are made of a chain which is housed in a material which will not damage the bike frame. They are secured using a padlock-type device. Generally they are placed between the back wheel and the frame so the wheel cannot rotate.

Step 2

Step 2

Turn the key to the right. You will hear a click as the lock releases.

Step 3

Step 3

Raise the lock. Simply lift the security arm of the lock, which is the upside down "U," top part of the lock.

Step 4

Step 4

Slide the security arm through the two loops of the chain lock to completely remove it. You may now re-lock to store.
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