Unexpectedly Intriguing!
September 26, 2014

When you were a kid, did you ever wrap your bike around a tree?

You know what we mean. You were out riding around and having fun with a bunch of your friends, and then did something meant to impress them that, in retrospect, turned out to not be very bright thing to have attempted, with the result of that unfortunate life lesson involving extensive road rash treatment for yourself and the need to untangle the frame of your hopelessly damaged bike from the tree trunk where it impacted.

Now, what if the frame of your next bike was designed to be wrapped around a tree, post or other object? And what if that was a key selling point for the bike? Would you be interested?

It could well be if you were concerned about the risk of having your new bike stolen. In fact, the fear of that risk motivated three Chilean design students to develop a bicycle frame with an integrated locking device - one where the bike would be rendered completely unrideable if it were ever cut. Via Core77, meet the "Yerka":

One thing we appreciate about the bike's design is that it eliminates the need to carry a bike lock while riding, which boosts its convenience factor. The trade off for that capability though is performance - the bike's frame will be heavier and less capable of absorbing impacts than a traditional frame design.

It also differentiates it from this competing concept, which basically makes the seat into the bicycle version of the "Club" steering wheel lock.

But that also means that the "Yerka" shouldn't be ridden in a way where the frame might accidentally get wrapped around a tree on accident!

Labels:

About Political Calculations



blog advertising
is good for you

Welcome to the blogosphere's toolchest! Here, unlike other blogs dedicated to analyzing current events, we create easy-to-use, simple tools to do the math related to them so you can get in on the action too! If you would like to learn more about these tools, or if you would like to contribute ideas to develop for this blog, please e-mail us at:

ironman at politicalcalculations.com

Thanks in advance!

Recent Posts

Applications

This year, we'll be experimenting with a number of apps to bring more of a current events focus to Political Calculations - we're test driving the app(s) below!

Most Popular Posts
Quick Index

Site Data

This site is primarily powered by:

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Visitors since December 6, 2004:

CSS Validation

Valid CSS!

RSS Site Feed

AddThis Feed Button

JavaScript

The tools on this site are built using JavaScript. If you would like to learn more, one of the best free resources on the web is available at W3Schools.com.

Other Cool Resources

Blog Roll

Market Links
Charities We Support
Recommended Reading
Recommended Viewing
Recently Shopped

Seeking Alpha Certified

Archives
Legal Disclaimer

Materials on this website are published by Political Calculations to provide visitors with free information and insights regarding the incentives created by the laws and policies described. However, this website is not designed for the purpose of providing legal, medical or financial advice to individuals. Visitors should not rely upon information on this website as a substitute for personal legal, medical or financial advice. While we make every effort to provide accurate website information, laws can change and inaccuracies happen despite our best efforts. If you have an individual problem, you should seek advice from a licensed professional in your state, i.e., by a competent authority with specialized knowledge who can apply it to the particular circumstances of your case.