Should it be more lock-able?

Barbara

New Member
I was just reading a review here of another bike and one of the negatives was that anyone (if they knew how) could power up the bike while it's on a rack and use the throttle to spin the wheel (wheels?) and perhaps do some damage. Made me think it would be nice if there was a lockout of some sort, short of removing the battery.

Has anyone else ever thought about this? Seems far-fetched but it just got me thinking....
 

Mr. Coffee

Well-Known Member
A better design for the pedego battery pack would be if you needed to use the key to turn the battery on. The fact that there is a separate (and well-hidden) power switch on the battery pack makes it kind of challenging for someone who doesn't know how the bike works to do what you described.

And a GPS tracker for your bike is an excellent idea.

Oh, and I live in a pretty low-theft area (very small town) so all I use to lock my bike are hiplok z-loks (Link Removed - No Longer Exists)
 
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Barbara

New Member
Yes, I agree that needing a key to start would be a good idea. Maybe next year's model! The power switch definitely does help. I'm thinking of an alarm instead of a tracker. I also live in a very safe area/small town and don't really expect it to ever be out of my sight for any length of time in an area where other people aren't around. And I'm getting a Kryptonite noose, so really my question was more rhetorical than practical.
 

Mr. Coffee

Well-Known Member
GPS trackers are awesome. When you find one with a decent app please tell me about it.

I've got a boomerang and while I rather like it, the software isn't really up to the quality level that it needs to be. The website interface is better than the app (IOS and Android) but still isn't that much to brag about.

I've three principal complaints, in ascending order of lameness:

(1) You can manage multiple bikes, but you can't name or rename the bikes.
(2) You can find your bike, but there isn't a good direct method to navigate (e.g. get directions) to where your bike is. You can paste the lat/long from the web site into google maps and navigate that way. But if you end up navigating to an apartment building it would be a challenge to figure out which apartment your bike was in.
(3) Logging in to the website or the app is hilariously insecure. Well, it isn't really hilarious. If you knew someone who had a boomerang it would be straightforward to log in to the website and stalk them. Although your stalking would be limited because you can't easily navigate to them because of (2).