How many times have you seen a bike wheel secured to a post? Well this is where somebody trusted the bike lock to prevent the bike from being stolen. However, in reality all it has done is stopped the bikes front wheel from being stolen, all the thief had to do was undo the bolts and walk away with the bikes frame. Well the Yerka Project is made up from bike enthusiasts who are fed up with hearing about how easy it is to steal a bike, so having an engineering background they have set about creating the unstealable bike and if you think that is impossible then prepare to be amazed with the design that this team has come up with.
The Yerka Project have taken three basic ideas to create this new bike and they are; comfort, design and safety, the fact the bike is virtually unstealable is just a bonus and the way that they have designed this bike questions all bike designs. This is because in order to secure the bike, the frame actually locks around a solid object. Yet despite the frame unlocking and then being secured around a post, fence or something else, the bike itself still has the look of a classic bike and for cyclists this is good news. It takes just a few seconds to secure the bike and you can leave it knowing that your cool bike is going to be there when you come back.
Source: Yerka Project
There is a cool feature available with a new bike; it is the hollow axle that can be found between the two pedals. Nothing brilliant about that? Well there is, because this can be a valuable piece of space that is just the right fit for the Crankpump to fit into safely and securely. So, that presents us with another question, what is the Crankpump? This is a handy little device that when combined with a mini Co2 gas canister can provide enough air to inflate the bikes tyres should the cyclist find that they have a puncture while out on the road, it also means that they no longer need a hand pump either.
The Crankpump is very easy to install too, just unscrew the bolt at the base of the pedal crank and then screw in the Crankpump with the Co2 gas canister attached. Now all you have to do is forget about it until it is needed and to get it out simply unscrew, remove the outer clips and screw onto the tyre valve to inflate. The Crankpump will be going on sale early next year, but you can pre ordered from around $15 for the device, all you have to provide is the min Co2 gas canisters, which are available from most cycle stores.