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    Anybody know what this is?

    Ever since I was a kid riding my bicycle along streets and roads I have found these thin metal (steel) strips, leading me to believe they are somehow transportation related. Today I found this one in my driveway (the narrow one on top, not the one with the numbers on it ). Who knows what the heck these are from?

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    OMG! It looks like a package wrapping strip but narrower than most I've seen.
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    Street sweeper brush bristles.
    Square on the attached side where they broke off, angled on the business end from grinding on the pavement.

    Perfect for making your own lock picking tools, apparently...
    http://www.h-i-r.net/2008/07/make-yo...ks-part-1.html

    What do I win???
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    Fishguy is correct. Street sweeper bristles. Nice spring steel, good for scraping in tight places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GCFishguy View Post
    Street sweeper brush bristles.
    Square on the attached side where they broke off, angled on the business end from grinding on the pavement.

    Perfect for making your own lock picking tools, apparently...
    HiR Information Report: Make your own lock picks - Part 1

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    Makes perfect sense, thanks Fishguy!

    (Send me your home address and I might surprise you with my new lock picking skills !)

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    Next Wrench & Ride I'll bring my lock pic set so you can copy them. Also included will be the wheel balancer and a bunch of red 32 oz tru-fuel cans.
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    Cool...so you could attach a large magnet to your bike and eventually collect enough to forge them into something. hehe

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    I've heard of babe magnets, but would not this make Trail Woman a magnetic babe?
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    Haha. That would make a great super heroe.

    Maybe ditch the spokes and bring new meaning to "mag wheels"

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    Coming to comic book stores everywhere soon: The Adventures of Magnet Woman...See her pick up Men of Steel! 4115_l-02_1024x1024.jpg

    ...or not.
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