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I was walking my dog yesterday and noticed an abandoned cable & combination cylinder bicycle lock fastened around a traffic sign post. How it got there is open to speculation.

Raising an eyebrow, I applied the time-honored technique for cracking the combination on such locks and had it unlocked and off the post in somewhere under a minute.

Anybody need a bike lock? Smile
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Nice- the tug & spin technique, perhaps?
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Or the bolt cropper method much quicker !
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Ok Steve so the way I understand it is what you have done is now left the post unsecured so that it can be taken by anyone or, could move unchecked...hmmm....tempting as it is to take lock grasshopper sometimes better to leave lock alone LOL ,but it is way cool though
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Hi Steve, shame you didn't notice that this was the same post you locked your bike up at and now is been stolen........

Ian
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I hda my bike nicked when I was at university in coventry.

It turned up the next day locked up on teh other side of the road. No I was not P!$$ed at the time. Well I was someone had nicked my bike - any way the punk who bought it from a shop the day beofre had not susspected it was stolen. No he relaly was a punk - sticky up purple hair an everything! Shop was full of stolen bikes! He got his money back - I got my bike back ........


..... well missing a lock.......


So send it my way if you wish!
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On 2009-05-28 13:09, Moxahalla wrote:
Nice- the tug & spin technique, perhaps?


Essentially, you get the cigar.
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On 2009-05-28 16:50, escapeguy wrote:
Ok Steve so the way I understand it is what you have done is now left the post unsecured so that it can be taken by anyone or, could move unchecked...hmmm....tempting as it is to take lock grasshopper sometimes better to leave lock alone LOL ,but it is way cool though


Yeah, I now realize that anyone with a back-hoe in his pocket could now steal that road sign.
What was I thinking?!?
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On 2009-05-28 19:49, Ian McColl wrote:
Hi Steve, shame you didn't notice that this was the same post you locked your bike up at and now is been stolen........

Ian


Hey--at least I got my lock back.
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Actually steve I rethink my earlier post
you may have thru your acts released a polelock
LOL
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Actually, the chain lock around the pole is owned by someone who probably leaves it there so they can lock there bike up at the spot every day but it saves them carring the chain with them.
In my country, this would be called, thief by finding.

Ian

what's a polelock?
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Ian remember a long time ago we were laughing and I said you remind me of my brother well, I just cracked up when I saw your question whats a polelock and your avatar next to it it sooooo reminds me of my brother sorry just made me smile hugely
when I was a kid the "group" that books and comics made fun of was people from poland, they called them pollacks I know its horrible but that pun flashed in my mind about the pole lock oh well theres a reason they only let me out on days that end in a y
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Hi, Now I remember, when I first ever visited the USA, I told a joke to the people I was staying with.

What do you call a paddock of Irishmen? A vacant lot!

They didn't laugh and asked 'what is a paddlock?", "A field" I said.
And what's with the Irish?
I explained and they said, "Over here we tell jokes about the poles."

gee that was 1983, glad we don't pick on people anymore.
and by the way, they still didn't see anything funny in it.
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Yes in the states as well they make fun of the mexican.........

but it can be any minority........


...... blonds, brunets, irish, mexian, poles, irish, scotts, irish, welsh, did I mention irish?


I don't think it has stopped to be honest Ian!



My fave is .... well there are severla......

<insert group of people you wish to tkae mickey out of in place of minority eg blond footballers (sorry soccker players)>
2 miority people in a car, (they are deemed to be of a lower inteligence just because of their physical characteristic). The have jumped a red light and speeding.
The driver turns to the passangers and says "the police are behind us ....check to see if their blue lights are on."
The passanger turns round and looks out the rear window and says "yes, no, yes, no, yes, no, yes, no, yes, no, yes, no.........."

Its the way I tell them!
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On 2009-05-29 10:21, Ian McColl wrote:
Actually, the chain lock around the pole is owned by someone who probably leaves it there so they can lock there bike up at the spot every day but it saves them carring the chain with them.
In my country, this would be called, thief by finding.


Valid point. Since I walk the dog by there daily, I'll watch out for a bicycle parked against that post. If and when it shows up, I'll lock it back onto the post with the 'found' lock.
My dog may even leave a 'souvenir' for the cyclist.
If you're going to be a 'gonif by finding,' be a CONSIDERATE 'gonif by finding,' I always say.
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Hi Steve, say hi to your dog for me. I am punting the pushie rider won't leave his bike at the post if it's not lockable. If the lock was that easy to remove, you might be doing an indirect favour and telling him/her to get a better lock.

If the bike is there, take you dog for a ride around the block.

Ian
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Polite thieves are a rare breed...

I was once robbed at gunpoint by a fellow who said "Excuse me sir, may I please have your wallet?"

Good manners are important and should be rewarded, so I said "Certainly sir and a pleasant day to you" as I handed it over.

He wished I have a nice day as he turned to leave with my wallet, and as he turned I struck him from behind.

**** That story is only partially true. It happened to a martial arts instructor I was studying with years ago. The polite aspect is apocryphal, but he was robbed at gun point, and he did hit the robber from behind.
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I had a gentleman thief rob me when I was working as a motel night auditor years and years ago.
He was a pro who just flashed the pistol butt from his jacket pocket and said, "I just want you to know I have this. Stay calm and give me the money in the till; just the bills. Keep calm, but hurry it up."
He then had me go in the office and empty the bills from the change box.
He finished by saying, "Phone the police from here in the office."
Closing the office door, he lammed.
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Sad thieves are best >> "Im out of work, the wife has left me with the six kids, the bailiffs took my TV and Im suffering from piles !!! The only thing I own in the whole world is this Colt 45 !!!!"
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On 2009-05-30 23:39, Steve_Mollett wrote:
If and when it shows up, I'll lock it back onto the post with the 'found' lock.
:pirate:


Lets hope it IS his lock! Or he can crack it as easily as you did if it is not! Smile
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