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My bicycle lock looks like this:

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This rebus helps me remember the combination:

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I read it left to right, top to bottom.

What's the combination, and why?

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    $\begingroup$ If this is solved, why isn't it marked as answered? $\endgroup$ – qwertylpc Jul 16 '15 at 19:47
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    $\begingroup$ @qwertylpc Well, it's because many (most?) people see a puzzle that has already been solved, and are not interested in it, since it is solved. If I wait a few hours to accept an answer, then more people get to enjoy it, and see it, and as a bonus, more people might up-vote it. Also, in some cases a late answer may be better than the original correct answer, and that puzzler might not have even looked at the puzzle if it was already accepted. $\endgroup$ – JLee Jul 16 '15 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ As an aside, please don't use that lock to lock an actual bike. A cable lock is, at best, a mild inconvenience to thieves. All it means is they have to use bolt cutters to steal your bike in seconds, instead of just riding off on it. $\endgroup$ – David Richerby Jul 17 '15 at 7:23
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidRicherby shhh don't give them ideas! ;) $\endgroup$ – JLee Jul 17 '15 at 13:55
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Your combination is

21210

This is found by

Shifting the letters in each word by the number indicated to get the name of a number and then combining their digits.

Therefore, the pieces are:

LOG $\Rightarrow$ TWO
BAR $\Rightarrow$ ONE
RUM $\Rightarrow$ TWO
UFO $\Rightarrow$ TEN

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    $\begingroup$ nicely done. will you add to your answer, "If you upvote this answer, please also upvote the puzzle" ? haha jk $\endgroup$ – JLee Jul 16 '15 at 19:09
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    $\begingroup$ @JLee Well, I gave it +1 at least. It's not something I've seen before. It took me an extra minute to realize that WOOD+8 didn't mean anything. $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Jul 16 '15 at 19:13
  • $\begingroup$ Where does the final zero come from? $\endgroup$ – COTO Jul 16 '15 at 21:31
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    $\begingroup$ @COTO From the ten. $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Jul 16 '15 at 21:32
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    $\begingroup$ Oh... right. You know, that right there would have disqualified the correct solution for me, because not only would such an interpretation be missing a digit, the fourth number would overflow the counter. You just blew my mind. :D $\endgroup$ – COTO Jul 16 '15 at 21:38

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