The “Pedal Lock” is a novel approach to deterring thefts in urban regions. The lock works by removing both pedals from the frame and locking the rear wheel. In theory, even if a thief managed to break or damage the lock…er pedals, they wouldn’t be able to ride away with the goods.
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By incorporating a lock into the pedals, riders no longer have to worry about toting around a heavy lock. Unfortunately, the pedals aren’t large enough to lock the wheel against a a solid object.
The designers claim it takes no longer than 13 seconds to lock a bike with their system, while securing a typical u-lock takes roughly 5 seconds.