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Old 09-19-04, 11:50 PM
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lock picks, the last thing I wanna see for sale

Does anyone find it strange or alarming that when you goto bikeforums.com, they have lockpicks.com advertised on their page under google ads? I like this forum very much, and respect their right to earn a buck, but i just hate to see this stuff on here then think about my bike locked up at school...I dont think it is for us cyclist who lose our keys and need to pick our own locks...its kinda like having the "Beef its Whats for Dinner" ad popping up on PETA's website...just doesnt seem right or atleast welcomed.

I dont know but just having a bike get stolen and then seeing tools that help theifs being advertised on a bike site kinda pisses me off.

By the way the heads up on the ability for a pen to open a ulock is much appreciated, and this site did a great job at getting the word out, thanks bikeforum.net!!

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Old 09-20-04, 01:37 AM
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that's just the glory of the google ad-bot. Watch, you'll see botox ads on some threads if you know how to hijaack the ad-bot properly.

You know, making the ad-bot talk about precription meds is amusing as well .
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it jsut picks stuff up out of the posts i think. s ohere goes. anti ageing botox treatment

wonder if that'll do the trick....?
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Well it picked up the lock picking tools in the first post!
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The ad-bot is telling me about brain tumor diagnosis...

...is the ad-bot threatening me!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?! I AM CORNHOLIO!!!!!
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If you donate a few buckaziods toward the upkeep of the forum you won't see any ads.
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Old 09-20-04, 07:21 AM
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I wonder if the site tells its potential customers that if a cop sees such a thing in your possession s/he has probable cause to arrest you? If you're not actually breaking the law DA probably won't file charges but you still get printed/booked and either have to make bail or wait to see a judge.

Just wondering...

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All the adds that pop up for me are bike related..so far.

I was wondering, If i recall this last year in Japan, they made the sell of lock picks illegal.
What do you all think of that? Would that be a good law here?

Pointless, criminals get what they want with ease; would help reduce the amount of thefts; its not lock picks that break locks its people; what next fire arms would be illegal?

I dont know if it would do much good, after all a freakin pen can break into a lock.

Maybe a paypal donation link might be welcomed here to, Im down to give. But i wanna see ads as well.

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It's a product that in an ideal world only trustworthy locksmiths would have access to, but this isn't the case and there's little point trying to pretend they don't exist. Personally speaking, this whole 'bic pen' saga has given me a much needed kick in the behind regarding my own bike security. I was getting lazy, having stopped using my Kryptonite chain for a lighter cable which was easier to carry around. I'm now back to using the chain, with a new lock too. The old adage "if you can't afford to lose your bike, don't let it out of your sight" is very true. I still take a risk, parking my bike outside work all day, albeit well-locked up now. I should really get another cheapo one for taking to work. You takes your chances. Those with criminal intentions will probably find these tools anyway, perhaps reminding people about lockpicks will get more people to think seriously about their own security, well that's my theory...
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it does wake you up, thats for sure.
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If your padlock cost less than $75 it's probably pretty easy to pick. Banning lockpicks won't make bad locks any more secure, and if your lock is one of the good ones thieves probably won't spend the time it takes to pick it so it's a non-issue. The moral of the story is to buy a good lock, rather than moaning about how your bad lock can be picked.
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Originally Posted by bkrownd
If your padlock cost less than $75 it's probably pretty easy to pick. Banning lockpicks won't make bad locks any more secure, and if your lock is one of the good ones thieves probably won't spend the time it takes to pick it so it's a non-issue. The moral of the story is to buy a good lock, rather than moaning about how your bad lock can be picked.
I spent $95 on my NY Chain and $75 a pop for my Street Cuffs wanna tell me that my lock is too expensive to pick? Here's a hint a 10 cent pen can get in all three.
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Originally Posted by catatonic
that's just the glory of the google ad-bot. Watch, you'll see botox ads on some threads if you know how to hijaack the ad-bot properly.

You know, making the ad-bot talk about precription meds is amusing as well .
I know some people love the ad-bot, but if the ad-bot doesn't amuse you, make a donation to BikeForums and the ad-bot magikly goes away!

I can probably make the ad-bot advertise 8-cylinder Ford SUVs, or Jeeps or even the Republican Party if I want...

Sorry, I hijacked the thread, y'all can go back to whatever it was you were talking about...
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
I spent $95 on my NY Chain and $75 a pop for my Street Cuffs wanna tell me that my lock is too expensive to pick? Here's a hint a 10 cent pen can get in all three.
At least you can still get a decent padlock for the chain. Fortunately I got the Beast chain+padlock.
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