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    New type of bike lock/kickstand !

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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....
    Last edited by xenologer; 01-20-13 at 10:13 PM.

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