browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

security

Secure bike storage in the garage or shed

Bike theft from a garage, shed, or the back porch inside of a fenced yard is a fairly common problem around these parts. One solution is to install a floor anchor to which you can cable your bike. Later this week at the Sea Otter Classic, Hiplok will introduce another option: the “Airlok,” a secure read more » Continue reading »

Categories: Sea Otter, security | Comments Off

Higher coverage, easier claims for Kryptonite Anti-Theft program

Kryptonite announced longer coverage, higher limits, and web-based registration and claims for their Anti-Theft Protection Offer (ATPO) program today. Kryptonite designs and sells security products for bicycles and motorsports. The ATPO is an optional offer now available for up to five years of coverage on certain u-locks and chains. Before today, Kryptonite’s maximum coverage was read more » Continue reading »

Categories: security | Comments Off

INSANE EXPLOSIVE! bike alarm

This is so crazy I’m surprised to see it on Kickstarter: Yannick Read has rigged up a ceremonial blank cartridge to explode when his bike or motorcycle is moved. This gizmo can be yours for about US$71, plus shipping. Read calls this the “World’s Loudest Alarm” and, at 150 decibels, he’s probably right. The triggering read more » Continue reading »

Categories: Kickstarter, security | Comments Off

Library provides loaner locks

The San Mateo County Library in Portola Valley, CA provides loaner locks for patrons arriving by bicycle. With a median household income of a quarter million dollars and a median home sales price over $2.8 million, I don’t perceive bike theft is a big problem in Portola Valley. Still, it’s a nice gesture, and I read more » Continue reading »

Categories: security | Comments Off

More keyless bicycle wheel locks

After posting about the Kyrptonite keyless wheel security devices yesterday, I learned similar products have been on the market for years. Zefal’s “Lock’N Roll” locking skewers and seatpost clamp have apparently been on the market for about a decade. Unlike the Kryptonite WheelBoltz and WheelNutz, these are quick-release levers, so no tools are required. When read more » Continue reading »

Categories: security | Comments Off

Keyless security for your bike wheel

Bicycle wheel security without special keys using Kryptonite Gravity WheelNutz and WheelBoltz Kryptonite announced these products a couple of years ago and I completely missed them because I was so focused on their then-new “Messenger Mini+,” which is the Kryptonite Mini with a rear wheel shackle designed specifically for quick locking and unlocking. Kryptonite also read more » Continue reading »

Categories: security | Comments Off

A cute crowdsourced secure bike parking campaign

Here’s an interesting idea: What if you could get a few thousand of your closest friends to each contribute $3 for a chance at secure bike parking in your city? That’s the idea behind Bindio (pronounced “bind ee oh”), a startup housed at a Baltic tech incubator in Riga, Latvia. Bindio has piloted a system read more » Continue reading »

Categories: security | Comments Off

Drive through bike shop

Patrons and staff in Rock and Road Cyclery in Mission Viejo, CA barely escape serious injury when a motorist drove her car full speed into the bike shop just one week after the store re-opened after a big remodel. Note the girl with the crutches. Via Serge. Related posts:Longmont bike shop closing Arleigh is the […]

Related posts:

  1. Longmont bike shop closing
  2. Arleigh is the Bike Shop Girl
  3. Seth Godin, special requests and bike shop service

Continue reading »

Categories: accident, cars are coffins, crash, security, Video | Comments Off

Drive through bike shop

Patrons and staff in Rock and Road Cyclery in Mission Viejo, CA barely escape serious injury when a motorist drove her car full speed into the bike shop just one week after the store re-opened after a big remodel. Note the girl with the crutches. Via Serge. Related posts:Longmont bike shop closing Arleigh is the […]

Related posts:

  1. Longmont bike shop closing
  2. Arleigh is the Bike Shop Girl
  3. Seth Godin, special requests and bike shop service

Continue reading »

Categories: accident, cars are coffins, crash, security, Video | Comments Off