Bicycle Safety - Theft Prevention - Bicycle locks, the best way to prevent bike thefts?
Puma - Biomega
As soon as I saw the request I immediately remembered the only bike I knew which was really "thief-proof": the Puma Glow Rider aka Biomega Boston.
The reason I called it "thief-proof" it`s because Puma Bike was equipped with an integrated wire lock system which is also part of the bike structure (down tube of the frame) working as a tension cable and if anyone try to cut this wire the bike will fall apart and can not be ridden anymore. Well, at least until the legal owner presents a copy of the invoice and be able to get a new wire and be capable to ride it again.
Being a foldable bicycle it can be stored easily and safely using the wire cable through the wheels and frame.
Who had the idea for this bike?
Even though it was Puma who did all the marketing, the idea was born at Denmark in one of the most innovative bicycle companies in the world - Biomega.
If we pick the four ideals of Biomega (Integration, Drivability, Durability and Visibility) and add them Urban Mobility we end up with the concept launched by Puma.
The design of the bike was made by Jens Martin Skibsted who is perhaps the most inspiring and creative Danish designer.
When he was designing this bicycle Jens tried to combine the BMX style with the features needed to make it functional and practical to urban utilization.
This Instant Icon, as Jens likes to call it, is now part of the permanent display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Biomega - Urban mobility
Cable locks for bicycles are also a great way to prevent thefts:
That´s not all...
Not happy with all the great features of this product, Puma decided to look at Biomega`s ideals added another one: Visibility.
Painting the bike`s frame with this paint which collects the sun-rays during the day and returns this light when it is dark.
This glowing paint allows the bike to be better seen by the other vehicles on the road.
They are available in two colors, buttermilk and orange, which glows respectively in green and orange.
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