You Can’t Steal This Bike No Matter What You Do

We’ve all been involved in some type of bike theft in one way or another. If you’re on the victim end of the theft of your bike then you know how much it sucks. If you’re a bike thief, than you just suck, but there is an answer coming to your evil ways. How about a bike that is literally impossible to steal? The only way to possibly steal it would be to saw the bike in half, which would be a desperate, and useless attempt at stealing a bike. photo courtesy of Read This Below And Share This With Your Local Bike Thieves (Video Down Below) Three young entrepreneurs claim to have solved a problem that makes every cyclist’s blood boil — they have invented the world’s first “unstealable” bike. The theft of two bikes from one of the inventors pushed the former engineering students from Chile to tackle the exasperating crime. Their solution? To create a frame that is dismantled and reconnected to make a lock — all in just 10 seconds, according to its creators. Fitted on a stylish steel frame, the bike’s aluminum downtube splits in two to allow the seat tube to form a steadfast lock around any tree, pole or bike rack. The only way to take it would be to saw through it — making the bike useless. And last week was an important one for the three young men as they put in their first order to produce 300 of the bikes. The young entrepreneurs sold 197 bikes in a crowdfunding campaign, roughly half of which were ordered by customers in the United States. A third went to Europe, with a small handful snapped up by Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Only 15% of the bikes were sold in Chile. The bike may ride fast, but for Yerka’s business plan, slow and steady will win the race. The team ordered an extra 100 bikes which they plan to sell in Chile, before targeting the U.S. market in 2016. They will wait for customer feedback before increasing production and hitting up global markets.

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