Upgrade your old bike lock for a gold standard one for £10, if you're in Grimsby, starts next week
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Upgrade your old bike lock for a gold standard one for £10, if you're in Grimsby, starts next week

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LocalFound 28th Dec 2017Edited by:"speculatrix"
Swap your old bike lock for a secure new one in Grimsby at a heavily discounted price
A local partnership is taking the fight to the bike thieves in North East Lincolnshire, offering bicycle owners the chance to swap their old locks for a new one
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Is Grimsby that bad?
urinthematrix37 m ago

Excellent idea.The council /government should get involved and roll this …Excellent idea.The council /government should get involved and roll this out thru out UK, to encourage cycling and to starve of bike thieves.


Stuff like this is exactly what EU grants used to be available for. Our worthless Tory gov will never do anything similar
urinthematrix9 h, 17 m ago

Excellent idea.The council /government should get involved and roll this …Excellent idea.The council /government should get involved and roll this out thru out UK, to encourage cycling and to starve of bike thieves.



Or you could just take reasonability for looking after your own stuff.
Rich4410 h, 11 m ago

Stuff like this is exactly what EU grants used to be available for. Our …Stuff like this is exactly what EU grants used to be available for. Our worthless Tory gov will never do anything similar


And how much is buying, distributing, promoting and all of that for these locks costing us all?

Why can't people just buy their own bike lock and keep public money for people that really need it?
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Is Grimsby that bad?
£10? It's a steal at this price.
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Excellent idea.
The council /government should get involved and roll this out thru out UK, to encourage cycling and to starve of bike thieves.
£10 ? On Yer Bike!
upgrade to a masterlock
Smadmad18 m ago

Is Grimsby that bad?

grim m8
If you've got a crappy cable lock sitting around that you're not using I suppose it's worth trading for a better one for only a tenner.

If you don't realise that the crappy cable lock you have is basically worthless against a determined bike theif then you really should jump at this.
urinthematrix37 m ago

Excellent idea.The council /government should get involved and roll this …Excellent idea.The council /government should get involved and roll this out thru out UK, to encourage cycling and to starve of bike thieves.


Stuff like this is exactly what EU grants used to be available for. Our worthless Tory gov will never do anything similar
Good idea, Although I agree with the previous poster that this opportunity should be rolled out across the uk.
Rich4414 m ago

Stuff like this is exactly what EU grants used to be available for. Our …Stuff like this is exactly what EU grants used to be available for. Our worthless Tory gov will never do anything similar


And Grimsby voted leave did they not?!
Smadmad56 m ago

Is Grimsby that bad?


It's got grim built into the name, I think it's where the saying 'it's grim up north' comes from.
I'm glad they didn't have this offer in Scunthorpe.
Smadmad57 m ago

Is Grimsby that bad?


I live there..... yes it is
It’s easier for them to steal from garages now as people tend not to lock them in the garage and the lock is easy to pick.
Then they’ll be back when they think the insurance company will have replaced it.

Fit a garage defender. Forget alarms and CCTV as this didn’t deter someone returning to my neighbour’s garage when they’d waited for our bikes to be replaced through insurance
Parking your car right up to the garage door won’t stop them either.
Look at the Cambridge on her holding those bad boys!
JC19971 h, 7 m ago

upgrade to a masterlock



If it really is a Master Lock, they are generally considered a heap of cr.@p according to the Lock "Guru" BosnianBill on YouTube.

For his real-life day job, Bill is genuinely a US Army EOD Technician (Explosive Ordinance Disposal chap - like in "The Hurt Locker" movie). He is also regularly seconded to the US Secret Service Presidential Advance Group, where he is part of the advance party which sweeps and clears buildings for possible exposives (hence the reason he is an expert locksmith, as he frequently has to open locked doors, cupboards etc)

Here's his take showing how easy the Master Lock D-Lock is to "bypass"


And the infamous "open a Master Lock with a cat food tin lid" which got Master Lock all cross with him:

Edited by: "cb-uk" 28th Dec 2017
Smadmad1 h, 23 m ago

Is Grimsby that bad?


Another Grimbarian here and I can only agree with Steve.t, very bad unfortunately.
steve.t32 m ago

I live there..... yes it is


I live there...no it’s not!
Though my daughter is at Uni in Scotland and tells people whom ask that she is from Cleethorpes.
Edited by: "donkeydavid" 28th Dec 2017
As above, not all Gold Standard locks are the same, there are a few garnering 1 star reviews on Amazon because the bike was nicked within days of the lock being used.

I miss the 20KV capacitor mod I did many years ago; no one ever nicked that bike while it was functional.
urinthematrix9 h, 17 m ago

Excellent idea.The council /government should get involved and roll this …Excellent idea.The council /government should get involved and roll this out thru out UK, to encourage cycling and to starve of bike thieves.



Or you could just take reasonability for looking after your own stuff.
Rich4410 h, 11 m ago

Stuff like this is exactly what EU grants used to be available for. Our …Stuff like this is exactly what EU grants used to be available for. Our worthless Tory gov will never do anything similar


And how much is buying, distributing, promoting and all of that for these locks costing us all?

Why can't people just buy their own bike lock and keep public money for people that really need it?
happenstance23 m ago

And how much is buying, distributing, promoting and all of that for these …And how much is buying, distributing, promoting and all of that for these locks costing us all?Why can't people just buy their own bike lock and keep public money for people that really need it?


Exactly
happenstance1 h, 2 m ago

And how much is buying, distributing, promoting and all of that for these …And how much is buying, distributing, promoting and all of that for these locks costing us all?Why can't people just buy their own bike lock and keep public money for people that really need it?




Yeh buy your own lock and keep public money for all the overpaid politicians, useless police chiefs and for all the young fit healthy men that flood our country 'because they need help'
Edited by: "savingbritainmoney" 29th Dec 2017
Is this a new method for thieves to pinch my bike?

Nice chippy in grimbsy, however the place looks awful (not the chippy).
Smadmad12 h, 47 m ago

Is Grimsby that bad?


If it was sponsored by EA, “It’s in the name”
savingbritainmoney

Yeh buy your own lock and keep public money for all the overpaid politicians, useless police chiefs and for all the young fit healthy men that flood our country 'because they need help'

Actually they've been "flooding" the country to fill job-vacancies that British workers lack the education and skills to take-up.
It's Britain that needs the help.

How did you manage to stay off my mutant-list for this long?
cb-uk12 h, 34 m ago

If it really is a Master Lock, they are generally considered a heap of …If it really is a Master Lock, they are generally considered a heap of cr.@p according to the Lock "Guru" BosnianBill on YouTube.For his real-life day job, Bill is genuinely a US Army EOD Technician (Explosive Ordinance Disposal chap - like in "The Hurt Locker" movie). He is also regularly seconded to the US Secret Service Presidential Advance Group, where he is part of the advance party which sweeps and clears buildings for possible exposives (hence the reason he is an expert locksmith, as he frequently has to open locked doors, cupboards etc)Here's his take showing how easy the Master Lock D-Lock is to "bypass" [Video] And the infamous "open a Master Lock with a cat food tin lid" which got Master Lock all cross with him:[Video]


I don't get his reviews. Some person from a small family run business sends in a lock they have made and he opens it in about a minute, he then praises it highly and goes on to say it wouldn't be so easy if someone was attacking him with a baseball bat or the lock wasn't in a vice etc, but then when doing the exact same thing with a Master lock, the Master lock is now laughable. OK, he used a cat food tin top, but most picks are just bits of metal so I don't get that angle, "oh it's a cat food tin hahaha". Weird.
Rich4413 h, 21 m ago

Stuff like this is exactly what EU grants used to be available for. Our …Stuff like this is exactly what EU grants used to be available for. Our worthless Tory gov will never do anything similar


Christ...can we have a single deal on here that doesn't lead to debate about Brexit. WTF does bike locks have to do with Brexit? Why don't you go post some pathetic leaflets about Brexit if your that bothered.
MIDURIX25 m ago

I don't get his reviews..


Simple. Let me explain.

When it comes to the vast majority of "off the shelf" brand products, Bill can usually pick / bypass somewhere around 95% - 97% of them. This may sound high, but remember that most locksmiths can pick most locks.

The difference here is that Bill is pretty much at the top of the tree given his experience and the fact he is given access to a lot of specialist equipment and techniques due to working with the US Secret Service.

So, one thing Bill does is to test and review new / existing lock products and comment on their effectiveness. He's tested virtually all the Master Lock range and considers them to be pretty cr.@p, as he demonstrates in his videos.

As for the individual locks he is sent, these are devious concoctions custom made by other locksmiths to try to challenge his skills - i.e. bespoke items you could never buy "off the shelf". For example, another locksmith sent Bill a lock which had been retrofitted with glass pins - making it exceptionally hard to pick.

This is all part of something called "Locksport" which is quite a fast-growing hobby.

HTH
bbfb12354 m ago

Christ...can we have a single deal on here that doesn't lead to debate …Christ...can we have a single deal on here that doesn't lead to debate about Brexit. WTF does bike locks have to do with Brexit? Why don't you go post some pathetic leaflets about Brexit if your that bothered.



Exactly.

Sadly Remoaners continue to moan about Brexit rather than simply getting on with their lives and dealing with it.

You can bet if the vote had gone the other it would be dead and buried by now without a single mention of a revote.
cb-uk52 m ago

Simple. Let me explain.When it comes to the vast majority of "off the …Simple. Let me explain.When it comes to the vast majority of "off the shelf" brand products, Bill can usually pick / bypass somewhere around 95% - 97% of them. This may sound high, but remember that most locksmiths can pick most locks.The difference here is that Bill is pretty much at the top of the tree given his experience and the fact he is given access to a lot of specialist equipment and techniques due to working with the US Secret Service.So, one thing Bill does is to test and review new / existing lock products and comment on their effectiveness. He's tested virtually all the Master Lock range and considers them to be pretty cr.@p, as he demonstrates in his videos.As for the individual locks he is sent, these are devious concoctions custom made by other locksmiths to try to challenge his skills - i.e. bespoke items you could never buy "off the shelf". For example, another locksmith sent Bill a lock which had been retrofitted with glass pins - making it exceptionally hard to pick.This is all part of something called "Locksport" which is quite a fast-growing hobby.HTH


That's not the bit I didn't understand. The bit I didn't understand was why big brand = crap when small local business = good when it takes just as long to pick. Seems like a weird big business equals bad thing.
Need to do the same in Milton Keynes
More worse Grimsby . . or Goole ?


I live between them in Hull and cycle theft is the local pastime - has been for decades since 50p meters went out.
cb-uk2 h, 58 m ago

Simple. Let me explain.When it comes to the vast majority of "off the …Simple. Let me explain.When it comes to the vast majority of "off the shelf" brand products, Bill can usually pick / bypass somewhere around 95% - 97% of them. This may sound high, but remember that most locksmiths can pick most locks.The difference here is that Bill is pretty much at the top of the tree given his experience and the fact he is given access to a lot of specialist equipment and techniques due to working with the US Secret Service.So, one thing Bill does is to test and review new / existing lock products and comment on their effectiveness. He's tested virtually all the Master Lock range and considers them to be pretty cr.@p, as he demonstrates in his videos.As for the individual locks he is sent, these are devious concoctions custom made by other locksmiths to try to challenge his skills - i.e. bespoke items you could never buy "off the shelf". For example, another locksmith sent Bill a lock which had been retrofitted with glass pins - making it exceptionally hard to pick.This is all part of something called "Locksport" which is quite a fast-growing hobby.HTH


your average bike thief doesn't go around with a lock pick set they just take a bike that's not chained up or in more unlikely scenarios they will cut the lock. So any lock that can't be cut should be fine.
Great idea, but only good if you know how to lock a bike in the first place!
check out hal ruzal on how to do it properly

shadey1219 h, 15 m ago

It's got grim built into the name, I think it's where the saying 'it's …It's got grim built into the name, I think it's where the saying 'it's grim up north' comes from.I'm glad they didn't have this offer in Scunthorpe.



I think the towns name is derived from a past (viking?) warrior.
shadey1220 h, 24 m ago

It's got grim built into the name, I think it's where the saying 'it's …It's got grim built into the name, I think it's where the saying 'it's grim up north' comes from.I'm glad they didn't have this offer in Scunthorpe.



Apparently, the houses are very affordable!
SG2897 h, 2 m ago

Exactly. Sadly Remoaners continue to moan about Brexit rather than simply …Exactly. Sadly Remoaners continue to moan about Brexit rather than simply getting on with their lives and dealing with it. You can bet if the vote had gone the other it would be dead and buried by now without a single mention of a revote.

​Sigh. Whether someone voted remain or leave in no way has an effect on if they'll continue to speak after the vote about their opinions on the matter or not. I'd hate to have voted leave if you all think like that
If you are a non resident of Grimsby the deal would actually cost you £39.99 ........ £10 for the lock, and & £29.99 to buy a house in Grimsby
freedms_stain28th Dec

If you've got a crappy cable lock sitting around that you're not using I …If you've got a crappy cable lock sitting around that you're not using I suppose it's worth trading for a better one for only a tenner.If you don't realise that the crappy cable lock you have is basically worthless against a determined bike theif then you really should jump at this.



You will need two gold standard locks to really deter a really determined bike thief; unfortunately portable angle grinders make short work of even gold standard locks. There are inevitably some videos showing this on youtube.
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