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Unpickable Bike Lock Appears Overengineered, Is Actually Kind Of Cool

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Securing your bike in public is usually done with a U-shape lock or a simple chain. But that’s not nearly secure enough in the eyes of some, so the Forever Lock was designed. It’s decidedly ingenious. The way it works is by hiding the keyhole out of reach, so that it can’t be accessed with traditional lock picking tools. You have to physically insert the specially-designed key inside of the mechanism, through a combination of actions that are hard to describe in words. It’s sort of like a Rubik’s cube, but much less complex. Watch the vid if we’re not making any sense.

They’re not officially available on the US market, but the guy who made this video is selling them for $140 a pop. That may seem like a lot of a lock, but you’ll understand once you see the vid that this is just about as secure a U-lock as you’ll ever see. Sure, it’s not going to stop someone with a blowtorch, but that’s a little conspicuous in public.

VIA [ Geek.com ]

Sphyke Bike Wheel Lock

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It’s a sad reality of life that you have to take precautions to protect your belongings when cycling in an urban environment. Well… any environment, really. But while you can secure your two-wheeled vehicle with a good lock, the detachable wheels are sadly still somewhat vulnerable. That’s of course unless you protect them with Sphyke. It’s a simple combination lock that still allows you to remove the wheel when the need arises, but makes it quite a bit harder for a thief to run off with it. It’s $33.

The company also makes locks for the seat and seat pole, as well as the stem. It’s a while system designed to keep your bike secure.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Werd ]

FoldyLock, A Folding Chain Of Steel Bars To Secure Your Bike

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There are many ways to secure your bicycle when away from home, and the FoldyLock appears to be one of the better ones. It’s a 90cm (35.5. inch) long lock made up of “six hardened steel links covered with plastic reinforced with fiberglass to protect your bike frame from scratches. Connecting rivets are designed with VSR rivet technology against drilling. Foldylock is rust free and has an anti drilling cylinder that is protected in a hardened steel housing.” You can pack it tight and carry it where the water bottle would go in its designated case, or just toss it into a backpack. Hardened steel is hard to cut, but more importantly, the tough appearance of the Foldylock may deter would-be thieves just by looking harder than normal to defeat. They’re more likely to move on to the next guy tying his bike with a flimsy chain than they are to try and cut through solid steel.

The Kickstarter is fully funded, but you can still get your own for $80.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ TheAwesomer ]

The Lockey Bottle Safe

Having kids is all fun and games, until they reach their teens and decide to start drinking. You can try to stop them, but you’ll likely be as successful at that as you’ll be trying to take a cat for a walk. At most you can do something to make sure they don’t get into your collection of wines and spirits, with the above Lockey. It’s pretty obvious what it does, isn’t it? Just plug that bottle up, and twist the top to lock it in place. That wine is going nowhere until you dial the combination in.

Well.. in theory. I remember this NYE party at a club once where a bottle of Champagne was passed around and happily ingested by everyone even after the neck had been broken off to get to the bubbly inside. So uh… at least you’ll know you tried.

It’s $20 a lock.

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