Reinventing the bike lock

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Re: Reinventing the bike lock

Postby [XAP]Bob » 17 Oct 2012, 3:04pm

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Re: Reinventing the bike lock

Postby Velocio » 24 Oct 2012, 2:11pm

...cannot bicycle manufacturers produce a lock within the bicycle itself ...as with motorcycles and mopeds ...whereby the front wheel is turned to the left to lock using a key ...thus immobilsing the bike into the bargain?

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Re: Reinventing the bike lock

Postby Mark1978 » 24 Oct 2012, 2:15pm

Velocio wrote:...cannot bicycle manufacturers produce a lock within the bicycle itself ...as with motorcycles and mopeds ...whereby the front wheel is turned to the left to lock using a key ...thus immobilsing the bike into the bargain?

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Agreed - the problem of cars being too easy to steal was solved by the motor manufacturers - they didn't rely on third party addons to do the job. But of course a car by it's nature you can't just pick it up and walk off with it, so an immobiliser for a bike isn't much use.

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Re: Reinventing the bike lock

Postby LollyKat » 24 Oct 2012, 2:17pm

Velocio wrote:...cannot bicycle manufacturers produce a lock within the bicycle itself ...as with motorcycles and mopeds ...whereby the front wheel is turned to the left to lock using a key ...thus immobilsing the bike into the bargain?

You mean like Raleigh used to do?
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Re: Reinventing the bike lock

Postby Velocio » 26 Oct 2012, 3:56pm

...I thought it too obvious a suggestion ...do we know why it hasn't caught on for all bicycles?

Who would want to steal an immobilised bicycle ...other than for spare parts?

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Re: Reinventing the bike lock

Postby wyadvd » 3 Nov 2012, 12:29am

this looks like it:

http://tigrlock.com/

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Re: Reinventing the bike lock

Postby AlaninWales » 7 Nov 2012, 11:47am

Velocio wrote:...I thought it too obvious a suggestion ...do we know why it hasn't caught on for all bicycles?

Who would want to steal an immobilised bicycle ...other than for spare parts?

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A sharp blow on the handlebars will break such a steering lock (used to have one on a motorbike and did this once when I'd mislaid the key). The leverage of the handlebars easily overcomes any pin that will fit inside a steering tube.

Liking the look of the TiGr lock though!