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    someone cut my lock

    weird thing happened to me last week. I was at a resturant(*bar) with a buddy of mine with my bike chained out front. When i came out a few hours later the lock was hanging on the top tube, bike still where i parked it, with a single link in pieces right under it. I was way more confused than anything. but my chain is 2 links shorter now.... ... ...?

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    Likely someone trying to "tach you a lesson" or show that they had "power" over your belongings.
    It's like those kids back in the early 90-'s that would use exploits to gain access to remote machines and then email the admins that they did it, kind of a power trip.
    that's just what I think though

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    Perhaps your chain was too long.
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    the part i laugh at most is, who just happens to have a pair of bolt cutters with them

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    Probably the thief cut his way through before he realized he didn't want your bike. Or someone/thing scared him off.

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    Ummmmmmmm What chain/lock was this?

    I'm really happy for you that it was still there. I wasn't as fortunate as you. Now the lock I have is overkill due to me being scared to lose another one.
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    Sounds like someone did you a favour by making it really obvious that you need a better lock!

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    Someone was stealing your bike and was surprised by another person. So they gave up and left.
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    Or maybe that's just what they want you to think...insert eerie music here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmo starr
    weird thing happened to me last week. I was at a resturant(*bar) with a buddy of mine with my bike chained out front. When i came out a few hours later the lock was hanging on the top tube, bike still where i parked it, with a single link in pieces right under it. I was way more confused than anything. but my chain is 2 links shorter now.... ... ...?
    If it was anything besdies a krypto chain, the cheapo knockoff ones can be owned by a bolt cutter in about 10s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by womble
    Sounds like someone did you a favour by making it really obvious that you need a better lock!
    My thoughts as well. Otherwise, why would the chain lock be hanging from the top tube?
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    I am a bit leery of leaving my bike on its lonesome. There is no lock going to stop some weasel who really wants your bike. I am not sure why your chain was cut and the bike left but it is a cheap lesson.

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    consider it a cheap lesson.
    it could have been much worse

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    Was there another bike parked adjacent to yours? Could you have inadvertently chained your bike to someone else's?

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    Weird. Time to get something better. What kind of chain do you have?

    Just get a Krypto U-Lock and call it a day.

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    the bike was locked to a pole, by itself with a fat length of hardware chain and master lock. i wouldnt think of locking my other bikes with anything but a U-lock. i use this chain with my daily beater so i can get creative with were i can lock up..... but ill reconsider

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmo starr
    the bike was locked to a pole, by itself with a fat length of hardware chain and master lock. i wouldnt think of locking my other bikes with anything but a U-lock. i use this chain with my daily beater so i can get creative with were i can lock up..... but ill reconsider
    Hardware chain and a Master Lock??? Is your beater worth so little?

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    Hardware store chain, ah. No one cut it, it was just shedding.

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