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It sounds good, but could be a bit overkill, so far as bicycle lock usage goes.
Sure, for about $80 US, you could incorporate into the manufacture, a highly pick resistant cylinder to a typical bicycle lock, but in the end, you still have a bicycle lock - complete with all the inherent shortcommings of a lightweight portable locking system.
The reality is, despite what people see on TV, and weeding out "bump key" susceptible cylinder configurations, the average person, or would be bike thief, is not adept at picking a lock cylinder. Even if they were able to do it, in most instances, you'd be looking at 20 minutes + time to do it. That's a veritible lifetime for surreptitious attack. Throw a couple spool type top driver pins in the cylinder, and you're probably upwards of an hour - if at all. Add a locking sidebar to that, and you can forget it; only the most expert locksmiths would be able to pick it, and it would still take a rediculous amount of time. I would ventre that most of your expert locksmiths, of the caliber to pick somethig like that, already make a decent honest living, without going around stealing bicycles.
(just my $.02)