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The indestructable bike lock! ...Idea Answered

The indestructable bike lock: the forum topic that was posted undeniably just to annoy the future patenters!

So I had this weird idea for a product come out of nowhere.

Y'know how aluminum is supposed to make cutting wheels on an angle grinder gum up, stick, and shatter - when trying to cut it, that is? I was wondering, what if a company engineered a special type of aluminum alloy or a similar material that would do just that: gum up abrasive cutting wheels and make them stick/bind and shatter. Then like with layers of plywood, it would be sandwiched together with hardened steel, in the shape of a U-lock bike lock, making it:

  • Impossible to cut through with a hacksaw, reciprocating saw, TCT bladed portaband , because it's hardened and would wreck the teeth.
  • Impossible to cut through with an angle grinder or rotary tool with an abrasive wheel because the aluminum would gum it up.
  • Impossible to cut through it with bolt cutters - obviously...
  • Impossible to freeze it with freezing gas? I don't know. I heard that's what thieves do. Maybe that aluminum alloy would be a super-insulator and wouldn't allow the hardened steel layer to freeze and become more brittle?

I think it might just be invincible until the portable cordless battery powered waterjet is invented!

Thoughts?

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Toga_Dan

11 months ago

Although aluminum clogs an abrasive blade to a degree, it really isn't a complete loss. The blade will still cut.

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Yonatan24Toga_Dan

Reply 11 months ago

Oops missed this one.

Then it must be a perfectly engineered material instead!

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Toga_DanYonatan24

Reply 11 months ago

Actually, I kinda like the idea. It's worth prototyping. While there is no such thing as an unbreakable lock, if you slow a thief down enuf, they'll get nervous and leave. You'll wanna test a variety of things for which gumms up an abrasive blade the best. Aluminum? Brass? Gummy bears?

My recollection also may be about what stops a blade from being effective on soft, mild steel. It may differ w hardened. So, goto prototype 1!!!

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Yonatan24Toga_Dan

Reply 11 months ago

Here's another idea: you know how there some type of material on the inside of car brake pads, that makes them squeak like crazy so you know to replace them immediately?

That could also be added, so the lock makes that horrible high pitched sound if a theif tries to cut it with an angle grinder too!

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Yonatan24Toga_Dan

Reply 11 months ago

I think aluminum would be better than brass, but it's not the best. It's nature's evil way of mixing steel and plastic together. Something like gummy bears is a good idea.

If only I could @mikeasaurus he could make it on the Autodesk/I'bles waterjet...

But first, teach people how to use a bike lock... https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&biw=1366.... Oh, and I need to use our angle grinder for the first time!

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Yonatan24instructodad_

Reply 1 year ago

I came here to reply to your comment, and now I realize that after hearing that name so many times, I have no idea who he is. Long story short, I Googled him and have no idea what you mean!

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instructodad_Yonatan24

Reply 1 year ago

Sorry! Maybe I am getting old :) Chuck Norris is/was a tv/movie star and martial artist in America. On film, he was unstoppable and could bring down the baddest bad guys with a single roundhouse kick. Watch some “Walker Texas Ranger” and google “Chuck Norris Meme” to get the joke :)

Basically, Chuck Norris is so tough he would only have to stare at your lock to get it to crack!