November 30, 2010

Conrad Pole-Climbing Bike Lock Keeps Away from Thieves

                Great.. until bike crooks discover ladders!

I’m guessing that most bike locks can be taken off using some fast-filling skills or some very sharp Sawzall.
However, what if there was a way to make it very inconvenient for a thief to get to a bicycle because it was high up on a lamppost?
This is apparently the idea from Conrad, a German toy and model company who made a very interesting bike lock made from a motorized skateboard.
You will note the hexagonal shape seems to embrace the lamppost. I am assuming that lampposts are of a standard circumference. Anyway, it is then as easy as mounting the bike on the frame. Then, at a touch of a button on a remote control, the bike goes up like it is in an elevator.
No thief is going to be climbing a lamppost to steal a bike, it is just too much effort and way too public of a crime to get away with. Yes, the only person who will be climbing this pole to get to a bike is the owner with the busted remote control.

30 comments:

  1. well, this goes on the 'do want' list

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  2. rofl, that's awesome. I hope I see one.

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  3. it's a superb concept I bet a lot of bike thieves will be mad, but then they'll get some kind of universal remote to get them down :P

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  4. Haha :D Thats superb! Can't wait for the car-edition.. :D

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  5. Yeah, like garage door openers. Or worse, since they can't get it, they might get angry and...toilet paper it? I guess there is not too much to do when it is up there.

    I guess if you have a bike that costs 2 or 3 grand...

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  6. lol S is prob. right-you could prob make a remote to bring it down

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  7. Really efficient security tool :3

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  8. Wow why did i never think of this?
    but i guess in busy spots it'd be 1 bike per pole unless people just went as high as they could until that pole had 4 or 5 bikes on it. heh.

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  9. thats fuckin sweet...hahaha itd be sick to 'double park' someones bike...put ur own bike up underneath so they couldnt get theirs down hahahaha

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  10. I'd hate for the remote to break and to lose my bike like that.

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  11. imagine how annoying it would be if someone parked their bike beneath yours. you'd have to climb the pole, scramble onto their bike, release your bike and jump to the ground with it.

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  12. Seems like an incredible idea, but at the same time it seems like this make for some unsightly streets (and possibly crowded lamp posts).

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  13. Wow, what a dumb idea. Usually, I am all for new inventions, but this one is completely impractical.

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  14. saw this a couple days ago.. my question is what happens if some other dickhead decides to put his bike on the same pole, with the same device? or what happens if the batteries run out?

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  15. If the owner had to climb the post to get his bike, that would be very publicly embarrassing.

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  16. that's a genius idea! I wonder what powers the motor and who much it weighs.

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  17. Hahaha, that's really nice idea, but it have some "-" too

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  18. ri-fuckin-cock-ulous. seriously, i lol'd at that.

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  19. This might be worth saving your bike, but damn will it be annoying to get it back down.

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  20. Haha, I really like that. My school had a huge problem with bike theft.

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  21. Its pretty efficient but looks really expensive.

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  22. Haha, that's pretty cool actually ^^

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  23. Ha that would be a really funny prank to play on someone, am I right? Hilarious!

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