Survey for engineering students - please help, 30 seconds

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Brunomoruno, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Brunomoruno

    Brunomoruno New Member

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  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    So, how are you hoping to improve a bike lock, w/o making it intolerably slow to use, heavy or inflexible?
    If someone really wants your bike, a battery operated angle grinder will go through any U-lock in 15-30 seconds.
    Thinner stuff, in the time it takes to fit the bolt cutters and heave.
     
  3. Morgan Fracisc

    Morgan Fracisc New Member

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    Done taking the survey. Hope my answer helped you!
     
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    Morgan Fracisc New Member

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    Developing or finding a strong material for a bike lock is a very difficult challenge. Bicycle thieves, are experts in breaking different kinds of locks. But, there is a possible way to prevent that, and that is a big challenge for you. I suggest you focus first in developing a strong material for your bike lock, or perhaps use high carbon, high molybdenum steel or something even more tougher material. Good-luck! I hope this helps.
     
  5. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    someone would have to come up with a U lock that is square shaped so it can be layered with composite hardplate steel with a casting of cobalt-vanadium with embedded tungsten-carbide chips.
     
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