Smelly Skunk U-Lock - Court, please add Anti-Theft Measures in your reviews

AliciaM

Member
Region
USA
I’m considering this as a second lock on my next bike. My Como was stolen from our apartment bike cage with an angle grinder last week.
 

Bubba zanetti

Active Member
Region
Canada
City
Trail, BC
This is new BBC article on anti-theft for bicycles. They discuss the "skunk-lock" - made in San Francisco - and I hope Court will include what anti-theft measures are designed into bikes he reviews. IMHO, they are as important as the oft-mentioned water bottle issue Court likes to highlight.
Detectives and noxious locks take on bike thieves

~Shaggy~
I’m waiting for their new and improved Polonium lock. Then maybe they won’t be Putin their hands on my bike.
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Scarlet/Fire

Active Member
Region
USA
This is new BBC article on anti-theft for bicycles. They discuss the "skunk-lock" - made in San Francisco - and I hope Court will include what anti-theft measures are designed into bikes he reviews. IMHO, they are as important as the oft-mentioned water bottle issue Court likes to highlight.
Detectives and noxious locks take on bike thieves

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This is new BBC article on anti-theft for bicycles. They discuss the "skunk-lock" - made in San Francisco - and I hope Court will include what anti-theft measures are designed into bikes he reviews. IMHO, they are as important as the oft-mentioned water bottle issue Court likes to highlight.
Detectives and noxious locks take on bike thieves

~Shaggy~
Sure is easy to envision many levels of retribution for bike thieves-
 

theemartymac

Well-Known Member
The skunk lock is pointless. If the thieves are willing to walk down the street with an angle grinder, nut splitter and socket, or oversized bolt cutters, they won't think twice about adding a cheap respirator mask. Even an N95 vapour "dust' mask would minimize the effect of the chemical enough to all them to walk off with the bike.


Integrated designs may well have more potential, although the Yerka in the article has a massive flaw in that the loop it creates in the system is huge. That allows for the device to be lifted off many pole style anchors, and it looks like it would be difficult to use on many common front tire city racks.

But I give it credit for the minimalist looking design. I wonder how much flex and rattle it allows into the frame though?
 

bob armani

Well-Known Member
The skunk lock is pointless. If the thieves are willing to walk down the street with an angle grinder, nut splitter and socket, or oversized bolt cutters, they won't think twice about adding a cheap respirator mask. Even an N95 vapour "dust' mask would minimize the effect of the chemical enough to all them to walk off with the bike.


Integrated designs may well have more potential, although the Yerka in the article has a massive flaw in that the loop it creates in the system is huge. That allows for the device to be lifted off many pole style anchors, and it looks like it would be difficult to use on many common front tire city racks.

But I give it credit for the minimalist looking design. I wonder how much flex and rattle it allows into the frame though?
I would never consider using this for the mere fact that it could over spray onto innocent bystanders at the cost of the bike getting stolen, not to mention possible liability issues associated with its functionality. There are better options out there IMHO.