09 July 2010
Bend ahead: Another quirky student bike design
This curious invention was featured in the Daily Mail yesterday. A student designer has devised a sort of bike-with-brewer's-droop that folds around lampposts and self-locks to them.
Hmm. Looks a bit cumbersome to us, and doesn't protect the wheels. In bike parking solutions, simple is usually best. We think Anthony Lau's Cyclehoop, and a couple of decent locks, are more practical.
Still, it's good to encourage novel approaches to bike security, because theft is a big problem. We also learned yesterday from BikeHugger that, when the original Star Trek series was being filmed, Leonard Nimoy - with Spock-like logic - used a bike to beat the lunch queues. William Shatner - with Kirk-like excitability - got so fed up being beaten to the burger and fries that he stole the bike.