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Concept: Saddle Lock Bike Needs No More Securing

The sad thing about concepts is that they often remain just concepts. We suspect the above Saddle Lock Bike by designers Lee Sang Hwa, Kim Jin Ho and Yeo Min Gu will receive the same fate. On the one had, this is sad, because we think it’s a cool concept: you can lock your rear wheel by simply pivoting the saddle downwards and pressing a button. Then, you’d enter the combination to unlock. It’s smart! On the other hand, there’s somewhat of a glaring problem: what’s to stop anyone from just grabbing the entire bike and taking off to some safe spot for a more leisurely lock-cutting session? It’s not like this is a much-heavier motorcycle, where you can get away with simply immobilizing a wheel… We figure that there might be times when the Saddle Lock Bike will be safe enough, but we can’t think of any.

Still, bottoms up for nice ideas, even if they’re somewhat impractical. Hit the jump for a few more pictures and links.

[ YankoDesign ] VIA [ LikeCool ]








  • logan

    Glaring problem #2: How would the saddle height be adjusted? It has a clamp, but no visible way to lengthen or shorten the seat post.

  • logan

    Now that I think about it, a lock integrated into the seat would work better if it had a quick release seat post clamp and you could run the shackle around the rim and one seat stay on a normal triangle frame. It would have the same problem of letting the bike be carried away, but it would be fully adjustable and could be added to most existing bikes.

  • http://twitter.com/ThatSONYGuy ThatSonyGuy

    can of wart remover and a small hammer. bye bye bike. nice concept for a less crime ridden world.