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    Strange lock

    And how is this supposed to be better than a traditional wheel lock?

    http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/01/1...oolproof-lock/
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    you mean until someone grabs the entire bike, throws it in a truck and drives off, in say, 5 seconds

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    "Saddle Lock is a 2012 red dot award: design concept winner."
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0257 View Post
    And how is this supposed to be better than a traditional wheel lock?

    http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/01/1...oolproof-lock/
    at the top of the page it says:
    'Yanko Design'
    'Form Beyond Function'

    yeah, its just an excuse for some graphic designer do draw a shiny CG bicycle
    there is no practical value
    I'm done with getting worked up over such sillyness.

    Lookup hubless bicycles if you want to see more of the same vein though.

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    Ring lock... works with any saddle.



    The Abus lock goes up front to secure the frame and front wheel.

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    A CG animation .. A vapor product.. now they need to generate the Capital for building the factory .
    [don't hold your breath, though many follies get funded] ..

    Its better because they sell you a whole new bike.. in a country that is very low in theft of bikes..
    [narrow market these days.. NB I have used a double look Cable , trapping a loop when the ring lock is closed, though it.. ..]

    I'm using an Axa ring lock , with a lock up chain, that works best with the lock
    to be on the front of the seatstay,

    unless the pole you lock the bike to, is always on the left side..
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0257 View Post
    And how is this supposed to be better than a traditional wheel lock?

    http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/01/1...oolproof-lock/
    Oh wow, lol
    The speed is break neck, faster than a high speed dual cassette tape deck.

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    That is the dumbest thing I've seen in 2013 so far.
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    Design Exercise...doesn't mean it will make it into production.

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    Of course it's a design exercise, but it's still absolutely ridiculous.
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    LOL That actualy combines a lot of things in one package! Imaginative concept design, limited engineering expertise and absolutely no target marketing knowledge.

    But apparently those awards are all only based on the first item, and according to the rest of that article - there's actually a museum in Sinapore where you can pay to see 1,000 other potentially equally 'bright ideas'.

    I'd like to say these guys are idiots, but after visiting a few museums and seeing what some really ridiculious (in my opinion) stuff is selling for - I'm starting to think that for the richest people in the world - the word 'practical' is offensive.

    Personally I wouldn't pay to have these framed - let alone buy one: http://www.liverpoolstgallery.com.au....php?id_EXH=93
    Which is a good thing, because apparently I can't afford one anyway!

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    That seems to be a terrible lock built into a terrible seat on a terrible bicycle. THe terrible trifecta is complete!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0257 View Post
    And how is this supposed to be better than a traditional wheel lock?

    http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/01/1...oolproof-lock/
    Simply silly.

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    I'm afraid a bolt cutter will clip that with ease.

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    That frame is a terrible design. The front tube has a massive bending action right in the middle. That frame would have to be heavy.

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    Eh....how do you raise or lower the seat post? Seems like the height is not adjustable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    That is the dumbest thing I've seen in 2013 so far.
    http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681166/a...rce=facebook#4

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    oops
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    Hmm. I wonder how the saddle would look like with deep Vs. I wonder if one side of the saddle will be firmer than the other side because of the locking mech. I wonder how stiff that particular bike is without any seatstays. I wonder how one would lock up the bike without laying it on it's side and in the middle of the sidewalk. Hmm....

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    How would it be better: I imagine that most chicks would think it's sexy, as long as they don't know anything about bikes or bike theft.

    Most women don't know anything about folding bikes, but when I put my folded-up Brompton in the shopping cart to get groceries, or carry it inside with me to a coffee shop, the thing is a freakin' chick magnet.

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