Saturday, September 11, 2010
Locking up bikes to poles in an urban environment is always a tricky proposition. Often you will see bikes with two locks, one for each wheel and of course the frame. But with this ingenious invention by 21 year old Kevin Scott, the bicycle will fold over itself around the pole:
A ratchet in the seat-post part of the frame is used to tighten or bend the bike’s frame. Once it’s in the curved position, you can use a single lock to secure both wheels and the frame. It’s an interesting idea that should be explored further.