Being headquartered in Baltimore, many of our employees at Wall Street Daily bicycle into the office. It’s convenient, healthy… and avoids that awful bumper-to-bumper commuter traffic.
The only downfall with bicycling, though, is protecting your ride once you’ve reached your destination. Bike theft is especially common in every city, especially in Chilean capital, Santiago.
After being fed up with having their bikes stolen more than once, three Chilean students have finally created the “unstealable” bike, what they refer to as the Yerka Project.
So, how did Cristobal Cabello and his colleagues create a theft-proof bike?
By making a lock that renders the bike useless. It actually defeats the point of stealing it.
So with that knowledge, “basically you lock your bike up on a lamppost, tree, or fence, and you open up the lower part with this pin. You divide the parts, you lean it on a tree, fence, or bike rack, and you pull out the seat pole. You cross the two parts together, and then you fit in the lock, which goes on the lower part.”
A very practical solution for an annoying problem.
Securely Riding in Comfort
But security isn’t the sole motive at the heart of this invention… What good is a safe bike if it hurts your bum the entire ride?
The designers wanted to “make it comfortable, a traditional bike design.” What’s more, the technology is adaptable to all types of bikes (i.e., electric, gears, no gears, anything).
Currently, there’s only one prototype, but these three young brains have plans to enhance the bike.
But what these enhancements entail, well, they’re under lock and key.
Tech Research Team