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Old 09-09-10, 11:09 PM   #1
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Anyone seen this before?

I thought it was neat. Seems like a really good idea. (I swear to God I'm not shilling) Just curious if anyone has one/knows if it's worth the money.
http://cgi.ebay.com/KREIMA-3-1-Bike-...item53e381df3d
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Old 09-10-10, 02:05 AM   #2
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Seems kind of handy. I'd build one myself though, that can be mounted as a beam rack.
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Gimmicky. Plus, you still need to lock the bike to some immovable object.
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That is a whole boatful of interesting, I would have to see one up close and personal, to actually decide if I would throw my 90 dollars for it.
Kind of like the old saw about a man or a thing trying to do too many things--Jack of all trades, master of none-- kind of thing.

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Hey, that is pretty clever!

I can imagine it has some application for occasional cyclists, like those who just run little errands in the summer, or will ride downtown for a parade or street fair every now and then. It would be handy for my wife; for example, except that she rides vintage Schwinn and wouldn't like the look. Checking the specs, her seatpost is too skinny for the mount anyway.

As much as I like the idea, I don't think this would my needs as a more serious rider. Primarily, the lock isn't versatile enough. As mentioned above, I also lock my bike to something else, and I don't see how to do that with this.

Also, I have light brightness standard to be met--I run Knog Boomers--and I suspect that this lock thingy's light, the headlight of which takes 4 AAA, won't meet the standard.

Finally, aesthetically, it's not pleasing to see it mounted in the carry position, especially the headlight. I fancy myself sportier, and will carry a bag usually anyway, so like to keep the biker cleaner looking. I don't bike mount lock as it is.

All that said, cool concept. Thanks for the link!
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In reality, it's no more effective than a ring lock, it just combines two other things to make the whole outfit more useful overall. I don't plan to get one, just figured I should point it out and was curious if it really is effective. It's a beautiful idea, but as chaadster said, as a light it's probably just a "be seen" light, not a "see" light.
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Use this lock on an old beater bike and they will steal the lock and leave the bike behind
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It reminds me of one of those class projects design students are always asking the forum about.

Q: What do you want combined with a bike lock?
Q: How much would pay for an integrated light/lock?
Q: Yada yada?

(Oh boy, I hope I get an A on this project!)
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Q: What do you want combined with a bike lock?

An mp3 player!!

Q: How much would pay for an integrated light/lock?

ONE MILLION DOLLARS!

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$90 for a lock that only locks the rear wheel to the chainstays is not worth it. You will still need another lock.
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Gimmicky. Plus, you still need to lock the bike to some immovable object.
Depends on where you live and how nice the bike is. Queens, yea, lock anything. Nebraska, crappy bikes aren't worth taking. I know a woman who uses a lock like this and says it was stolen once in 30 years.

I can't quite bring myself to ride a bike that crappy looking.
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That's very interesting but not in a good way.
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Depends on where you live and how nice the bike is. Queens, yea, lock anything. Nebraska, crappy bikes aren't worth taking. I know a woman who uses a lock like this and says it was stolen once in 30 years.

I can't quite bring myself to ride a bike that crappy looking.
I have a cable lock with one of those Master locks they use on gym lockers since, oh... high school? which would mean the 70s. No one has stolen a bike with it yet.
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