YERKA The Unstealable Bike
J Thoendell stashed this in Crime
IMAGINE A BICYCLE with detachable parts that can be repositioned to lock itself. What? Yes. That means in order for a thief to break the lock, they’d have to break the bike. Boom.
Thanks to a group of Chilean engineering students called the Yerka Project, the future of bike locks looks bleak. The frame’s down tube splits into two parts that can then be wrapped around a bike rack. Then, the bike’s seat is removed and slips through both halves of the down tube. Remove the lock pin to seal the lock, and then carry it with you. The whole thing takes 20 seconds. I don’t know about you, but that alone is enough for me to purchase this bike – unfortunately right now it’s just a prototype.