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Old 11-26-13, 06:28 PM
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it got my attention

I just now stumbled upon this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37cKoVjbTdE

Yes it's in Spanish, but easily figured out.

Granted, it's not pitlock, but it's a start. ~ $35 for the set of 3 here in México.
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Kind of an interesting idea. I'm not sure if I want to have to flip my bike over to remove wheels. I also wonder how long it would take thieves to latch onto how it works.
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yeah, seen those in person
hate 'em
from the perspective of a bike mechanic, having to flip the bike upside down after already loading it on the repair stand , is annoying
also makes proper torquing of the QR/positioning of wheel in horizontal dropouts a pain, since the lever locks itself


as for theft, the idea is to lock up such that the frame can't be flipped over

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I heard they can be defeated using a fairly common item (wouldn't say what, in case some novice bike thief is reading this).
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Please don't say what common item, although it's not to hard to imagine. Andy.
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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
I heard they can be defeated using a fairly common item (wouldn't say what, in case some novice bike thief is reading this).
what? a magnet?
doesn't work, the internal mechanism is non magnetic stainless steel
only gravity or equivalent acceleration will unlock it
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