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Old 09-11-07, 02:02 PM   #1
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The lock did it's job, but the user didn't...



Moral of the story: The lock (even a very good one) is just a tool. You have to lean to use it properly for it to be effective.
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Old 09-11-07, 02:04 PM   #2
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Huh?...I dont get it
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Did you see the bike locked up?

because lots of commuters store their heavy locks/chains at their usual lockup spot to keep from having to drag them around every day.
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Moral of the story: The lock (even a very good one) is just a tool. You have to lean to use it properly for it to be effective.
More likely the lock's owner leaves it there because he regularly locks up at the pole for work.
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I don't get it. Looks like someone left it there to use later.
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Nice artistic angle, though
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Anyone know how hard it is to pick a kryptonite chain lock like that? I can pick my krypto u-lock in ~3 minutes. That always worries me.
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looks like the owner of the pole locked it up so it wouldn't get stolen
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Well, I asked the lock what it was doing there but it blew me off.


The lock was located downtown in the city during the middle of the work day. So:
- If it were a commuter wouldn't the bike be there?
- If the commuter were running errands wouldn't he/she take the lock with them to lockup at the errand destination?

Until we get a straight answer from the lock, I'll assume that a rider either:
A) Locked up around a fork or something and the bike was taken.
B) Lost the key and cut his bike loose and salvaged the remains.
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Well, I asked the lock what it was doing there but it blew me off.


The lock was located downtown in the city during the middle of the work day. So:
- If it were a commuter wouldn't the bike be there?
- If the commuter were running errands wouldn't he/she take the lock with them to lockup at the errand destination?

Until we get a straight answer from the lock, I'll assume that a rider either:
A) Locked up around a fork or something and the bike was taken.
B) Lost the key and cut his bike loose and salvaged the remains.
Occam's Razor my friend. Occam's Razor. The most likely explanation is that the rider left the lock behind. I see this literally dozens of times per day.
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Until we get a straight answer from the lock, I'll assume that a rider either:
A) Locked up around a fork or something and the bike was taken.
B) Lost the key and cut his bike loose and salvaged the remains.
Mighty big assumptions.

Maybe the lock owner works on the night cleaning crew. Maybe they have the day off. Maybe, maybe, maybe...you know what they say when you assume...
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Man i alwasy leave my chain around... that **** is HEAVY...

And cant you see that someone already tried to cut throught the chain but didnt work....

Link to the right of the lock... theres two indents....

Proves it cant get cut through...
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Occam's Razor my friend. Occam's Razor. The most likely explanation is that the rider left the lock behind. I see this literally dozens of times per day.
That would be a fair assumption IF: (I'm ALL about bullet points today)
A) this were after business hours.
B) This were an apartment/condo/dwelling etc...
C) I'd seen a bike there before...ever (which I haven't). It's right outside of a door that I go in and out of a few times daily.

I've never seen a bike or scooter there nor this lock.

It's outside of a big office building AND there are bike racks that are never full not far away.
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looks like the owner of the pole locked it up so it wouldn't get stolen
Yea, but they did a ****ty job of it. If I wanted to I could easily remove the covers protecting the anchor bolts and then completely remove the pole from the ground and take it. Easy as pie.

In fact, you should probably go back and do that to teach the owner of that pole a lesson.

OH GAWD, pretend I didn't say that...
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Man i alwasy leave my chain around... that **** is HEAVY...

And cant you see that someone already tried to cut throught the chain but didnt work....

Link to the right of the lock... theres two indents....

Proves it cant get cut through...
Good eye!

See, this is evidence that a theft might have been attempted which would suggest that the bike may have been stolen using "Plan B". And Plan B worked.
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Oh! Here's an idea: Maybe the cops or City Works took it because it was locked to something that it shouldn't have been.
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When I worked at a big grocery store downtown, I left a U-lock on a parking meter all the time. My hours varied wildly between working at 4 AM to closing shifts, and at least one, but usually two weekend days per week. That left my lock affixed to a post, un-utilized for most of regular "business" hours.

Far and away the most logical explanation is that the owner left this here to access later.
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When I worked at a big grocery store downtown, I left a U-lock on a parking meter all the time. My hours varied wildly between working at 4 AM to closing shifts, and at least one, but usually two weekend days per week. That left my lock affixed to a post, un-utilized for most of regular "business" hours.

Far and away the most logical explanation is that the owner left this here to access later.

Then explain the cut marks.
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Yea, but they did a ****ty job of it. If I wanted to I could easily remove the covers protecting the anchor bolts and then completely remove the pole from the ground and take it. Easy as pie.
Judging from the shape, this appears to be a light post.. which is unlikely to be removed by a thief.

Edit - Could be wrong though, since it's not in the photo.
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Then explain the cut marks.
Well, it world appear that, as some point, someone tried to cut this lock but failed. How does this advance your argument?
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Then explain the cut marks.
2 separate incidents? You have got to be spamming with this post though, so pretend I didn't answer.

Maybe it's an invisible bike? But I guess it wouldn't need a lock if it were. And man, how much of a pain in the ass would it be if you forgot where you locked your invisible bike?
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Maybe they did actually cut the lock, then they super glued it back together (hence the marks) and then just left that **** there just be a dick
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Anyone know how hard it is to pick a kryptonite chain lock like that? I can pick my krypto u-lock in ~3 minutes. That always worries me.
no sir; which type? Are you serious?
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Judging from the shape, this appears to be a light post.. which is unlikely to be removed by a thief.

Edit - Could be wrong though, since it's not in the photo.

DUDE, I realize that, but man, where there is a will there is a way. You could get some serious dough for all the metal in that light post.
Or perhaps a conceptual artist would want it for a sculpture...

Don't mind me; I am just hypothesizing here.
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This thread is intellectual ************ at it's finest.
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