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Bike riders beware...

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:45 am
by ghostface
the bicycle has been discussed as a valuable part of a zombie preparation plan. If you have a bike, you'll probably need a lock.

Don't buy Kryptonite locks that are on the market now. They can be picked easily with a bic pen. More info here. Apparently the technique works on all locks of a similar nature.

Kryptonite has acknowledged the vulnerability and is working to fix the problem.

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:33 pm
by Hunter for Hire
i can pick nearly all keylocks, never really looked into combinations locks

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:49 pm
by Ivan
actually, it seems like you shouldn't buy ANY bike lock that uses a barrel/tumbler style lock.

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:51 pm
by grim
basic standard combination locks are easy, Im not goin to post how, but I lerned off the net so Im sure you can find it, its insainly easy to do once youve practiced.

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:55 pm
by Ivan
Cheap ass combination locks are easy. I used to break open my friends lockers just to show them why they should buy better quality locks.

My dad always said "A lock only keeps out an honest person."

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:23 pm
by grim
Ivan wrote:Cheap ass combination locks are easy. I used to break open my friends lockers just to show them why they should buy better quality locks.

My dad always said "A lock only keeps out an honest person."
that is such a good line and its so true, with a little resurch and some practice its easy to learn some tricks on basic padlocks(and doorknobs if need be).

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:35 am
by Mr. Jones
most doors as long as they are not equipped with a deadbolt - or the deadbolt is not engauged - can be picked with a credit card, yes i said it a credit card, smoother cards work better, like state id cards and/or hotel key cards

both types of doors opening interor and exteror can be pick using this method, a door that open towards you requires a minor modification to the card before working

deadbolt can be opened with simple lock picking sets available for 9.99 on some website, often these sets - like mine - come with a beginners guide to lock picking as well as a breakdown of how a lock works, the different types of picks, as well as a classifaication table of what pics to be used on what locks

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:16 am
by ghostface
Nobody post anything illegal about lockpicking and get anyone in trouble ya hear?

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:14 pm
by Jonas
Wouldn't no lock keep out an honest person?

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:26 pm
by Ivan
Perhaps not, because an honest person might make an honest mistake, and open whatever you don't want opened.


The point is, if someone wants in anything badly enough, they will get in it.

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:07 pm
by Donny_Cash
I have a little bit of experience with bikes getting stolen. I used to live out in the Denver for a few years, my transportation was a mountain bike. I was a ski bum/cook for a living making $5.75 an hour(about 15 years ago), so when I dropped some cash on a mountain bike I wanted to keep it needless to say.I went through a Specialized Rock Hopper, Fuji Discovery, and a Gary Fischer Hoo Koo E Koo. These were all $500-$600 mt. bikes.

I used a kryptonite lock all the time, would take off the front tire and seat everytime i wasn't riding it. Three seperate time I walked out to no bike and a cleanly snapped U lock. The thing wasn't even bent. Bike theives are pros, that's all they do.

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:20 am
by Rath
Ivan wrote: My dad always said "A lock only keeps out an honest person."
your dad is a wise man my zombie killing brother.

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:25 pm
by Agent281
Thank you for bringing this to my attention... 8)

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:57 pm
by Dresden
I keep my bike locked up tight in my Staley Van, so they have to break into that first. By the time they do that, I'm sure the tools there would peak thier interst more than my bike, and since the company owns all them...

It's the ol' bait and switch...

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:03 pm
by Mad_Maxx
Any bike i would use in PAW would have an engine.. My stamina sucks :oops:

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:24 pm
by AEnemia
Hunter for Hire wrote:i can pick nearly all keylocks, never really looked into combinations locks
Are there any good, legal guides to learn this? There's some internet sources (like the Anarchist's Cookbook, which we can't talk about here) that have supposed (but IMHO highly unreliable) instructions. But nowhere else.

And does this qualify as "illegal activity talk"?

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:57 pm
by Valarius
I'm just going to buy a huge chain, wrap around the bike many times, and secure with multiple locks. They'll earn my ride.

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:41 pm
by Donny_Cash
AEnemia wrote:
Hunter for Hire wrote:i can pick nearly all keylocks, never really looked into combinations locks
Are there any good, legal guides to learn this? There's some internet sources (like the Anarchist's Cookbook, which we can't talk about here) that have supposed (but IMHO highly unreliable) instructions. But nowhere else.

And does this qualify as "illegal activity talk"?


Start taking a law enforcement class. One of my friends years ago was going through school to be a cop, I was looking through one of his text books. There was a section on safe cracking and picking locks.

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:06 pm
by ColemanJanuary
if im not on it, my bike is locked up in my house. most expensive thing i own.

Cole.

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:38 am
by Jeriah
Valarius wrote:I'm just going to buy a huge chain, wrap around the bike many times, and secure with multiple locks. They'll earn my ride.
Careful with that, or you'll end up looking for the basement in the Alamo.