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Yerka Project – The “Unstealable” Bike

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Anyone that rides that knows bike theft is a big issue, and bike locks are big business. The pictured Yerka project was brought about by three engineering students looking for a different way of securing a bicycle, one where breaking the lock means breaking the bike, rendering it worthless. The articulated downtube is complicated, and the extra long seatpost used as a lock shackle isn’t exactly the most cut-proof piece of metal around, but it’s an interesting idea nonetheless. Even if I don’t think it’s a viable solution as it stands, the Yerka project is worth a look for some out of the box thinking.

2 Comments

  1. JCAugust 25, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I see a market for a redesigned, locking version of S&S couplers…

  2. El Rastreador de Noticias » "Yerka Project": Estudiantes chilenos inventan una bicicleta antirroboSeptember 11, 2014 at 2:21 am

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