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Missing keys

itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
edited April 2014 in Commuting chat
well it finally happened, last night I lost my bag containing amongst other things my garmin and my keys :roll:

normally missing keys wouldnt be a problem however the two locks i use at the station now both only have/had one key, yup!

idiot I know, so i guess tomorrow I'll be mostly hacksawing my way through 2 d-locks, what a ball ache!
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  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
    How?
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    jzed wrote:
    How?

    dude email me i'll send photos
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  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
    I once lost my bag. Work laptop, glasses, keys, everything in it. Had to go into work and explain I had no idea where or when I'd lost it. A few hours later reception called up with someone wanting to speak to me. A taxi driver had it and wanted £100 to drive it to Guildford. I ended up meeting a dodgy taxi driver in Clapham and retrieving my bag for £30 in the end.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    jzed wrote:
    I once lost my bag. Work laptop, glasses, keys, everything in it. Had to go into work and explain I had no idea where or when I'd lost it. A few hours later reception called up with someone wanting to speak to me. A taxi driver had it and wanted £100 to drive it to Guildford. I ended up meeting a dodgy taxi driver in Clapham and retrieving my bag for £30 in the end.

    yeah check your email you'll see why i've never getting my bag back :roll:
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    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • merkinmerkin Posts: 452
    Oh dear, it would seem it boffin has fallen for the old "hooker steals bag" scam.
  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    id like to see why you not getting your bag back too!
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
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    this
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 17,952
    Sorry to hear/see that, ITB.
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  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    Ah censored man, sorry to find that out. Thats just wrong. Hope you managed to get a few swings in for yourself.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    goonz wrote:
    Ah shoot man, sorry to find that out. Thats just wrong. Hope you managed to get a few swings in for yourself.

    actually i was in the wrong and hit someone first which is totally not me at all, in fact the two of us not only did the very English thing and apologised afterwards but we went for a drink and food :lol:

    as you do

    spur of the moment stupidity (booze) on both parts but i guess the good thing to take away from this is both of us instantly realised we'd been really stupid, and reverted to grown ups again, well as grown up as men can be.
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,147
    itboffin wrote:
    goonz wrote:
    Ah shoot man, sorry to find that out. Thats just wrong. Hope you managed to get a few swings in for yourself.

    actually i was in the wrong and hit someone first which is totally not me at all, in fact the two of us not only did the very English thing and apologised afterwards but we went for a drink and food :lol:

    as you do

    spur of the moment stupidity (booze) on both parts but i guess the good thing to take away from this is both of us instantly realised we'd been really stupid, and reverted to grown ups again, well as grown up as men can be.

    Oops!
  • timothywtimothyw Posts: 2,482
    So, you got in a fight with someone, then immediately afterwards shook hands and made up, how did this lead to you losing your bag?

    Did you say 'Sorry about that mate, take my bag by way of apology - I particularly insist you keep my keys'?
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,787 Lives Here
    Oh dear. If I laugh at you on the 2nd do you promise not to hit me?
  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    So you basically didnt get mugged but got in a drunken brawl?

    Did you leave your bag in a pub/bar etc?
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    goonz wrote:
    So you basically didnt get mugged but got in a drunken brawl?

    Did you leave your bag in a pub/bar etc?

    Not even a brawl just a couple of blows then we were both like er WTF are we doing and stopped, the bag I suspect i left behind somewhere and to top it all off on my way to the station i managed to drop and lose my phone :x
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    anyway back on the theme of this thread, as i said keys are gone so i was left with a couple of options

    try and cut both the dlocks myself or call a locksmith, which btw wanted £75 + VAT

    well i took my trusty junior hacksaw and gave it a go, nothing not even a scratch on the metal, so i went to wickes and bought a bigger hacksaw and some spare blades, these also did censored all in fact one blade shattered and the other went blunt in seconds.

    censored :evil:

    I was contemplating the locksmith when i remembered the garage across the road, so a quick chat with the owner and he pulls a cordless angle grinder from the draw, sure enough it cuts through both locks in < 10s

    damn its easy to steal a bike with the right tool
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • DaltonDalton Posts: 265
    I bet no one approached you while you were busy hacksawing/ angle grinding locks off the bike either?
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    Dalton wrote:
    I bet no one approached you while you were busy hacksawing/ angle grinding locks off the bike either?

    I know that station staff, 8 years of commuting by bike everyday but i did pop into the office and tell them what i was doing first, besides the bike parking is inside a steel barred caged area with CCTV and you need a swipe card to get in, that i hadn't lost.
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    itboffin wrote:
    you need a swipe card to get in, that i hadn't lost.

    priorities......
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    apart from the cut around the eye socket and the lovely shiner i have, i seem to be developing spots of blood on my eyeball clearly this is a good thing no?
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,028
    Yay, garmin phone and keys gone but you retained your swipe card... Result!
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 17,952
    itboffin wrote:
    well i took my trusty junior hacksaw and gave it a go, nothing not even a scratch on the metal, so i went to wickes and bought a bigger hacksaw and some spare blades, these also did censored all in fact one blade shattered and the other went blunt in seconds.

    censored :evil:

    I was contemplating the locksmith when i remembered the garage across the road, so a quick chat with the owner and he pulls a cordless angle grinder from the draw, sure enough it cuts through both locks in < 10s

    damn its easy to steal a bike with the right tool

    Teehee. Was going to suggest a cordless grinder - a hacksaw is good for mild steel only*. Did you shower the bike cage with sparks?

    * I once needed to cut down a 3mm surgical steel rod for some project or other - took me about 20 minutes to cut through with a junior hacksaw. Art college, eh :roll:
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    Mikey23 wrote:
    Yay, garmin phone and keys gone but you retained your swipe card... Result!

    campag windproof jacket, rapha hat & collar, expensive work shirt as well :(
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 17,952
    itboffin wrote:
    Mikey23 wrote:
    Yay, garmin phone and keys gone but you retained your swipe card... Result!

    campag windproof jacket, rapha hat & collar, expensive work shirt as well :(

    Erk. Expensive evening. Maybe pop up to Moorfields next week if the eye doesn't clear up.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    yeah it was that for sure

    now the question is do i replace the jacket with a sportful hot pack 5 or a castelli confronto?
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • davisdavis Posts: 2,566
    itboffin wrote:
    apart from the cut around the eye socket and the lovely shiner i have, i seem to be developing spots of blood on my eyeball clearly this is a good thing no?

    Get it checked. Opticians are usually pretty good, actually.

    The eye is mostly avuscular and shouldn't bleed much as a rule. Pay attention to changes in your vision, and don't, for once, MTFU (probably not that likely at your age).

    I chose to MTFU a bit and have a handy blind spot in one eye now.
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    itboffin wrote:
    yeah it was that for sure

    now the question is do i replace the jacket with a sportful hot pack 5 or a castelli confronto?

    You seem to have gone to an awful lot of trouble to justify to yourself a new jacket. I can almost, but not quite, imagine your trail of thought processes............
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    davis wrote:
    itboffin wrote:
    apart from the cut around the eye socket and the lovely shiner i have, i seem to be developing spots of blood on my eyeball clearly this is a good thing no?

    Get it checked. Opticians are usually pretty good, actually.

    The eye is mostly avuscular and shouldn't bleed much as a rule. Pay attention to changes in your vision, and don't, for once, MTFU (probably not that likely at your age).

    I chose to MTFU a bit and have a handy blind spot in one eye now.

    only one blind spot, ghey!
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
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