John Loughlin and his TIGR Bike Lock: Changing up the Cable Lock
Mr. Loughlin is a cyclist who has a major affinity for locks. He has taken it upon himself to reinvent the bike lock into something that should yield good protection and look great while doing it. His TiGr lock consists of a titanium bow and a highly pick resistant lock cylinder. The long titanium bow will come in either a .75″ or 1.25 inch thick version. The 1.25″ version will stand up to a 48″ bolt cutter, and is VERY hard to saw through since it won’t stay still when cutting. And, since the bow is long, it should fit through both the front and rear wheel, allowing you to lock both wheels and the frame to a structure without any disassembly. For transportation, the bow can be wrapped around the head tube and seat tube.
For now, this is still a proof of concept. But if you are like me and want to see this thing in production, hit up John’s Kickstarter page for all the details.
Source: Wired’s Gadget Lab