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Monday, May 2, 2011

Bike-Lock Handlebars: Break Them, And The Bike Can't Be Ridden



It's convenient and makes the bike impossible to ride if it does get stolen.

New York bike thieves don't play. They have Mission: Impossible-level skills and enough balls to steal your wheels in broad daylight... while being filmed. So when Savannah College of Art and Design student Jaryn Miller was told to design a solution to bike theft as a class exercise, he knew that throwing more iron at the problem wouldn't work. " If even the most durable lock is vulnerable, I figured I had to find a way to make it more trouble than it’s worth to steal the bike," he tells Co.Design. His Senza lock actually functions as the bike's handlebars, so even if you destroy the lock, you'll have a hell of a time riding away...

http://www.fastcodesign.com/

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