26.08.14 by Jeff

The Yerka Project: “The Unstealable Bike”

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Three engineering students in Chile, Juan José Monsalve, Andrés Roi, and Cristóbal Cabello, have designed a bicycle frame that effectively locks itself around a pole. This eliminates the need to have a lock and provides more of a deterrent as a thief would have to break the frame to steal the bicycle. This doesn’t however solve the problem of thieves stealing things like the wheels but the working prototype is a pretty innovative idea.

Watch the video below!


 

The Yerka Project

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Kid

    Escher would be proud.

  • Lorenzo Veronese

    Except thieves can still easily steal the wheels.
    It’s a good idea but clearly incomplete.

  • Nevada

    Well, if the thief unscrews the pole its attached to…then hello new bike! This happened to me one day in astonishment.

  • gotta tip my hat to this one. innovation at its finest.

  • aussie tone

    So the security of the bike is within its frame…which is secured with a lock which is already available to secure a bike without having to dismantle the frame??…and the lock is still able to be picked by the finest of thieves?..but the bike is not worth wasting time picking the lock?..





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