Bike corrals, they're happening

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jonawebb
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Vannevar got it first.

It’s called a “cafe lock”. It’s supposed to protect your bike during a brief stop while you have your coffee. I wouldn’t trust them here, but some folks do have them.

Interesting fact — the key can only be removed when the lock is closed. So when your bike is stolen the insurance company requires the key to be turned in, to prove you locked it.


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I know in much of Scandinavia the only lock you would have is something that goes through the back wheel, so no one can just ride off with your bike. To be honest, if you get out into the country or small towns in the US, you will see bikes laying around with no locks. Locks are just needed for cities most of the time.


buffalo buffalo
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It (edit: that is, the ‘cafe lock’) looks rather like handcuffs…

A bike corral on my street would be awesome, especially if covered. No more hauling my bike up the narrow, awkward stairs to my apartment! I could have room for a second bike!

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