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Preventing Kicked-in Bike Wheels? Answered

After purchasing the toughest bike lock I could find, I got the wheels kicked in by a frustrated would-be thief who could only get through the plastic coating with whatever tool he was using. (he incidentally got all of the other bikes locked up outside my dorm.) The closest lockers are a 30 min walk away, and they only allow for a small, easily cut padlock. I have an uncharacteristically small dorm room, so racking it in my room isn't really plausible. Any ideas? Maybe a couple of spokes reinforced with steel bar, or a cheap homemade bike shed?

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iman

10 years ago

A "shocking" surprise would be to electrify the bike lock and the spokes so when s/he cuts through the plastic coating of the lock s/he gets hit with a 50000 volt taser blast :)

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AALISSiman

Reply 5 years ago

YES!! That's the instructable I'm looking for!

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icengAALISS

Reply 4 years ago

Problem with electric shock is if you don't kill the thief
he will really get mad and take it out on your bike.

I vote for a poison for which you have the antidote

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Goodhart

10 years ago

Other then, the ability to remove the front wheel (quick lock / unlock) and take it with you (doesn't help for the back wheel though), I haven't any idea how one could make it absolutely secure (although a sturdy shed would go a ways towards that goal).

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tech-kingGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

easy, an airsoft gun trained on you bike. perfect deterrence

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Goodharttech-king

Reply 10 years ago

why do I hear someone singing "follow the yellow brick road" suddenly ? LOL

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ledzep567Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 5 dollars says he wont catch that immediately... hmm maybe a cage to bolt over the wheels that you can bolt to the bike rail when not in use?

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Goodhartledzep567

Reply 10 years ago

That is definitely more practical :-)

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tech-king

10 years ago

how about a laser alarm. if the laser web is broken, 110 db of air siren ruins the peace

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langleyLGLFtech-king

Reply 10 years ago

I'm not really seeing how dealing with a loud buzzer is going to make the bike thief any less likely to kick in my wheels. Like I said, the lock works great, theft is not a problem. I just want to prevent vandalism.

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tech-kinglangleyLGLF

Reply 10 years ago

simple. while hes kicking your wheels in, everyone, hearing the buzzer, sees him and calls police

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Goodharttech-king

Reply 10 years ago

Um, if there is no one to see him kick in the wheels in the first place, they probably won't "come running" to an alarm. Look how effective Car alarms are.....I have seem many people drive by with them blaring.... ;-)

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tech-kingGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

hmm okay, new plan. make the siren soo loud it causes hearing damage. he will then run, for his ears will be in pain.

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Goodharttech-king

Reply 10 years ago

Maybe something like this ?

Phasor Pain Field Blaster
Miniature electronic device intended for personal protection or field research work. Complex sonic shock waves are internally adjustable for maximizing on target subject.

  • 125 db Directional sonic shock waves
  • 4" x 3" x 2" Shirt pocket sized
  • Operates on a 9 volt battery
The link is here