bendable bike racks.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


did you know the safest way to lock your bike is through the back tire and the frame? not always an easy task when you're mostly locking your bike to anything that looks sturdy. i wish these flexible bike racks would show themselves in nyc.

ps: it's so silly but i always breathe a sigh of relief when i see that my bike is still the way i left it.

ps again: the best bike lock.

17 comments:

Vivian said...

I love the Kryptonite! I wrote a post about accidentally leaving that exact lock in my bag and having my bag break because of the weight. That lock owes me a new purse.

rebecca said...

vivian-
ha. that lock is the price of a new purse!

Smith And Ratliff said...

I have this one: http://goo.gl/z1uUO Same company as the one you posted, but a bit cheaper!

(And yes, always lock up the frame and the back wheel! I'm shocked at how many people don't!)

Jesse said...

very clever. although it sucks you have to be so relieved that your own bike is where you left it. people who steal really suck. got my wallet stolen a few days ago. people really suck.

rebecca said...

jesse-
yikes! sheesh, sorry to hear that.

Melissa said...

love the design of them. very cool.

Denise Pacurar said...

This is so so cool! In Portlan, OR we have ALOT of bike commuters and these would be soo awesome!

xoxo Denise

http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

House of Milk said...

Oh my, I wish those racks were in my little city, too. I always expect to see my bike missing from where I left it, and I always breathe that same sigh of relief when I see it's safe and sound. :)

Vanessa said...

Want to hear a bad bike story? Here goes.
Frank let his best friend Jordan borrow his (very nice and expensive) bike. One of the guys Jordan was riding with has a spinal injury and uses one of those hand bikes; while they were riding, the chain broke, so they hailed a cab and lifted him into the back seat. Then Jordan turned around and -poof- the bike was gone. Stealing from someone helping a handicapped person into a car. How low can you get, right?

Oh, yeah. Kryptonite rules.

la petite coquine said...

What an amazing idea!

skim said...

I am the most awkward and slow person when it comes to locking up my bike. It was especially bad this summer when I was already warmed up from riding. Combine that with the disgusting humidity and high temperatures and add a bike helmet, two bike lights, and a bag on top of all of it and you end up with a sweaty and exasperated me. Any and all street biking cred goes out the window when I try to lock up my bike. It got to a point where I considered buying one of those insanely heavy chains that you see people riding around with around their waist so that I wouldn't have to deal with the issues of my u-lock.

rebecca said...

vanessa-
that's horrifying. who does that?

skim-
ha! i never bike anywhere that i need to look decent upon arrival. even in cooler weather i show up all sweaty. how is that?

Victoria said...

A perfect rack! How fun...

skim said...

Rebecca - it's probably because we are just too friggin' tough and can never take a leisurely bike ride. :)

Jamillah said...

OMG! This needs to be in the city! I have the toughest time locking by bike properly because of the way our racks are.

aabner58 said...

They recommend a U-Lock, it is a heavy duty lock that is nearly impossible to break through. It can't guarantee your bike won't be stolen but it will discourage thieves from trying.
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