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Old 10-02-15, 02:13 PM
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Friday LOL: World's Most Pathetic Bike Lock?

I saw this and couldn't help myself...Is it any wonder they need a kickstarter to get backing?

Pedal Lock Makes Security a Part of Your Bike - NBC News

My 1" Victorinox keychain knife could beat that.
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Insecure, yes, but also ghastly.
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An upgrade version emits high pitch noise that can only be heard by humans when rider fails to clip out. This allows rider to brace for impending fall. Still in beta version seeking approval of FDA.
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Well, in spite of the obvious defect of this lock, the empty space inside the pedal cage is not the worst idea as a place to put some stuff, I guess.
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Total junk..
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SPD compatible?

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Well, in spite of the obvious defect of this lock, the empty space inside the pedal cage is not the worst idea as a place to put some stuff, I guess.
You could put your weed in it.
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Earlier I said 'total junk', but if they could install lets a say a vegetable slicer, an egg shell remover, and an antenna that would allow me to get 'free HD TV' broadcasts - oh and bring it all in for two ez payments of $19.99, then they might just have something there..
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Its good as an extra lock, like for locking your wheels which I never lock because my U-locks are not big enough and I can't bother carrying a cable or two locks. Its actually a pretty good invention for what it is. A secondary lock. Could also be used on saddle maybe
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What if it turns out to be a lousy pedal?
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An upgrade version emits high pitch noise that can only be heard by humans when rider fails to clip out. This allows rider to brace for impending fall. Still in beta version seeking approval of FDA.
Either you are joking, or the inventor is insane.
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Either you are joking, or the inventor is insane.
Of course I'm joking!
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What if it turns out to be a lousy pedal?
I think that's a given..
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Next product in the pipeline: The Kickstand Lock! Of course, there will be a Kickstarter campaign for that, too.
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Originally Posted by fthomas View Post
Of course I'm joking!
Give the "inventor" time, give him time.

Orville Wright didn't strap his brother Wilbur to a chair covered in Roman candle fireworks to test Wilbur's melting point all in one day
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Endorsed by the American Dental Association. A little low for flossing teeth though

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Wait there's more! The product is EU Friendly! Why is this important? Well it is friendly to us and to the them. Of course for those of us in the EU it is friendly to us and to them. So it does not matter if you are with us or them. It is just down right friendly. The "Happy Lock"! Smiles for everyone.

An interesting concept that might find it's way into the offering of the big box discount houses bicycle features. I can't seeing it getting much traction with the Bike Forums crowd.

Keepy inventing guys! You never know what you might just end up with.
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Either you are joking, or the inventor is insane.
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Needs studs so I can use it on my downhill bike.
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Wait there's more! The product is EU Friendly! ....
It's also thief-friendly!

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It's also thief-friendly!

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LOL... Just set it and forget it!!
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LOL... Just set it and forget it!!
Hey, you could always put a hook on the end of that "lock's" "cable", and use it as a [STRIKE]Pocket[/STRIKE]Pedal Fisherman !!
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Hey, you could always put a hook on the end of that "lock's" "cable", and use it as a [STRIKE]Pocket[/STRIKE]Pedal Fisherman !!
or a pedestrian trap by attaching one end to a pole on the other side of the sidewalk
http://survival-mastery.com/wp-conte...oobie-trap.jpg
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Pitiful. You could cut through that cable with a pair of fingernail clippers.
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Cables are a pain to cut, although I agree that one is pretty minimal.

What happens to the combo lock once it gets full of water, dirt, and grime? And, all the numbers wear off from stepping on it.
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