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Old 01-20-13, 11:54 AM   #1
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New type of bike lock/kickstand !

Now THIS is different!!
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I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

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Interesting... it would be nice to see better pictures of the attachment method, though.
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Nope, I feel that a bike needs both wheels lock and through the frame and to a solid object. That look like it would keep a kid from running off with a bike but thats about it.
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Depending on how your wheels are laced,you still might be able to get the rear out of the dropouts with that lock in place.

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I really think this is just intended to immobilize the bike while you stop at the corner store for ice-cream or the like. Very much like the rear frame mounted locks on European bikes that just close through the rear wheel. Its fine for that.
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Yeah, a wheel-lock + kickstand. Not the dumbest idea I have seen. But I think wheel-locks are not appropriate for, for instance, locking up a commuter all day in a city.

Who's to know, really. Sooner or later, even the bravest warrior succumbs to a great overwashing malaise. 'Bike-locks' and 'kick-stands' are awash in the same grey. These things become nothing, as do we all.
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Looks like the kickstand touches the ground a mere 2" from the wheel; not particularly stable.

Also, its a combo dial lock; located at ground level. Seems like itd be cumbersome to have to bend over and fiddle with that.
kinda defeats the project statement of being simpler/faster than say, a u-lock and key around the seattube(like 3 secs to lock up this way)

So yeah, you get a kickstand and a wheel lock in one package so both can work poorly now. yay

Though I suppose, given the market this kinda thing is going to cater to; I cant complain about attractive women having to bend way over when they un/lock their bike....

P.S. when the kickstand is in the Up position, what keeps it from sliding down into your spokes when riding? I guess the combo lock has to be locked up in both positions? inconvenient
I wonder how long till some inattentive rider forgets to spin the dials, then it falls into the wheel on the road at speed....

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