Un-pickable lock with an amazing design

This bike lock is the most unique design I've ever seen and claims to be unpickable.

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+9 1. orion commented 6 years ago

It's unpickable, but frustrated thiefs *will* put stuff in your key chamber and vandalize this (probably expensive) lock so you can't unlock it.
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+26 2. schlafanzyk commented 6 years ago

Awesome design from an engineering point of view - BUT:
Who is making an effort to pick locks like this anyway? Bicycle thieves who forgot their bolt cutters? :D

Still, I guess it is in fact great for locking things that people might be interested in opening and closing again, without anyone else being able to tell afterwards.
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+6 3. loadrunner commented 6 years ago

It is an awesome lock. I wonder how it works in my country, with 250 days of rain a year leaving dust and other residue on everything. Or using it at 10F, how most winters are here.

#1 like a piece of gum...
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+10 4. MindTrick commented 6 years ago

#1 but you still have your bike ;)
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+1 5. huldu commented 6 years ago

Yeah, like #1 said kids will just vandalize it for the "fun" of it. The key turning mechanism looked quite flimsy and like it could easily break if enough force was applied to it. Kids will be kids and if they see something they can break they'll often do it.
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+5 6. Mugur89 commented 6 years ago

this thing can be usefull in a SAW movie ....you never know :D
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+4 7. LightAng3l commented 6 years ago

The next version will have a code that will be stored on a server below a mountain, and the code will change through a satellite system every 10 seconds.

I would like to buy one of these though, it's clever :D
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+9 8. Slap_chop_ninja commented 6 years ago

This lock would be worth more than my bike...
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+5 9. Tarc commented 6 years ago

First of all, don't assume anything. i.e. that it's filmsy and could break easily.

The regular U-lock's main advantage is that it cannot be snipped with bolt cutters, obviously.
The only weak point of this type is (was) the actual keyhole (could be picked), but most locks have at least a padlock anyway (the ones that don't (e.g. the combination code one) suck)


By far the most common way thieves steal bikes IS bolt-cutters. Takes a few seconds.
So it's easier and faster for a thief to just keep walking, find a biek with normal chain lock etc.
Therefore it's already a deterrent HAVING a U-lock.

This design makes it even more of a deterrent. That's the point.
Noone said it's a tpye of lock you can't destroy with a tank. It's the least thief-friendly one, that's all.

Personally I've never seen kids fiddling wiht others' locks, and it certainly will take more strength than a kid's to break it.

But again, why would you say it looks weak? It's steel. If you mean the last bit that he turns, well there is barely any leverage there. (have you tried to unscrew something with a small wrench that has a really short lever?)

Someone said "gum". Well okay, the fact that there is a part you can NOT access could make things hard for you (the owner) indeed (you cannot clean the hidden part). But again, chances. Yes it adds some chance that someone would deliberately fiddle with it, just for fun, get to a point where he finds how it turns and twists, finds the hole, then come up with the idea to deliberately jam it AND have something suitable with him, like a gum. (even then it's unclear how the stuff could get to the hidden part).

What are the chances for each of this? Small. Togeter? Very small.

(And it looks like a regular U-lock with a keyhole, from a few meters.. Noone will stop to observe it anyway)
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+2 10. mxmbulat commented 6 years ago

I doubt that even with this lock the bike locked outside will stay at the same place over several nights, the thieves are not picking these locks, they just cut them and here we come to another point - the quality of metal thing... will it resist the cutters?

Another thing is that it looks more complex from the system perspective, and, you know, the more complex system is, the more it is prone to breaking and malfunctioning. You hear here and there that the conventional (read simpler) D-locks block frequently... I wonder when this one is going to block. And it is expensive...
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+8 11. smacky commented 6 years ago

http://www.makitatools.com/en-us/Modules/Tools/ToolDetails.aspx?Name=BGA452

Battery Powered AngleGrinder. Thank you for my new bike.
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0 12. sidewinder commented 6 years ago

I will simply cut it with mobile grinder.
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+3 13. Rathor commented 6 years ago

#11: Same thoughts ;) 3 secs for a bike, easy peasy.
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+3 14. huldu commented 6 years ago

#9 Are you the manufacturer of this lock? If so how much does this thing cost.
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0 15. Derpgeek commented 6 years ago

Hard to say mausurements of the lock u-loop. But effective and silent way to open them in carjack. Slide it into that inside u-loop and start cranking. Lock cant handle the force what the jack insert. And locking mechanism will snap open.

Any battry operated power tool might be just kind of loud to use.

And its unpickable, not breakable.
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+4 16. Sizzlik (admin) commented 6 years ago

#2 Always keep in mind that there are also the very smart people that lock their bike with an expensive lock only on the front wheel..with a quick release scewer..

#1 #13 #15 It says unPICKable lock..not unBREAKable. There is a difference between picking and breaking. And the system could be used for other locks too..not only bike locks.
Brute force will break anything sooner or later...
And to be honest..wich bike theif carries car jacks and grinders with them "just in case"? If i got an expensive bike and that lock..i still would not lock it on somewhere over night. Even the smallest appartmet got room for a bike if needed.
And over the day..locking it in an average public space..it would look suspicious when you go to a bike with a loud spark flinging grinder

But the lock idea itself is quite smart
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+2 17. bytebuster commented 6 years ago

Ask it to a Dutch bike thief...

Here they test some 8 locks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhTJ8gmXOE4
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+1 18. WildMonkey commented 6 years ago

Who the hell picks a bike lock? Bolt cutter will open it in literally 1 second.

As far as I've seen all bike thieves carry bolt cutters, not lockpicks.
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+1 19. Giles commented 6 years ago

Good grief. This video did not need to be nearly 6 minutes long. :|

He could've covered every feature of this bike lock in under 30 seconds..
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+2 20. manro commented 6 years ago

Not for drunk people, thats for sure. :S
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0 21. snotraddict commented 6 years ago

If you have a nice bike, do not leave it unattended for very long. If you must leave it unattended, get a crappy bike. It's that simple. If a thief wants your bike, he'll take it no matter what. I have a bike I leave unattended all day, it's a $20 bike locked with a $40 U-lock. So far so good.
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+1 22. ajcorb commented 6 years ago

fools, it says unpickable not uncutable, learn to read
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0 23. tank12983 commented 6 years ago

a dimple lock can be pick with a blank key cut to all zeros and wrapped in aluminum foil then wiggled back and forth a bit
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0 24. snotraddict commented 6 years ago