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Deter Bike Thieves With Inventive Pedal Lock That Doubles as a Wheel Clamp

Posted By Helen Morgan On March 16, 2012 @ 1:40 pm In Bicycles,Green Transportation | 1 Comment

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Urban bike users will know the ins and outs of preventing beloved bikes from being stolen, and it generally goes that the bigger and bulkier the bike lock [2], the more secure the bike. But the new, lightweight Pedal Lock [3] offers a different form of theft deterrence. The brain child of designers Cheng-Tsung Feng [4] and Yu-Ting Cheng [5], this lock also functions as a pedal. So, in order to be broken into, the thief has to break the pedal, which ultimately leaves the bike un-rideable for a quick getaway.


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Not only do the pedal locks act as a deterrent, but they are light and easy to transport – simply detach them to clamp them around a bike wheel.

If you are a cyclist fed up with riding around with an uncomfortable chain wrapped around you, this could be the perfect alternative for you.

+ Cheng-Tsung Feng [4]

+ Yu-Ting Cheng [5]

Images courtesy of Yu-Ting Cheng and Cheng-Tsung Feng


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