An interview with TiGr: Makers of Titanium Bike Locks

Last Updated on March 24, 2021 by Carl Ellis TiGr emerged in 2011 with a Kickstarter campaign which raised over $100,000 for their lightweight, titanium bike locks. By smashing their original $37,000 fundraising target they confirmed that there’s a huge appetite among cyclists for lightweight bike locks that can adequately protect our bikes. They currently offer two different types of lock: a bow which will secure […]

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Liberate yourself with a beater bike!

Last Updated on January 13, 2021 by Carl Ellis My every day bike is what some people would call a “beater bike”. What’s that I hear you cry? Well, a “beater” is usually an old, cheap, tatty looking bike that’s so unattractive that no-one would ever steal it. And even if someone did steal it, you wouldn’t care. Because it’s so […]

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Hipster Bike Lock: The Shinola Chain

Last Updated on December 13, 2020 by Carl Ellis I’ve just found the ultimate hipster bike lock! It’s a 7 mm steel chain, secured with a brass padlock, made by Shinola in Detroit. Both the chain and the padlock are encased in a Horween Essex leather cover which is available in three colorways: black, natural and orange. And it costs, wait for it… $285! It does look […]

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Kickstarter Project 1: Seatylock Review

Last Updated on February 10, 2016 by Carl Ellis I think Kickstarter is great. And since there’s always loads of bike lock projects on there, I thought it would be a good idea to cast a discerning eye over some of them. First up is Seatylock. It’s not available to the public yet so a full Seatylock review […]

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Bike Theft: The 10 worst places

Last Updated on February 10, 2016 by Carl Ellis We all know that bike thievery is rampant. In both the US and Europe. But have you ever wondered which are the very worst places for bike theft? Here’s a handy little table that answers that vet question… Why these cities? I think it’s pretty straightforward. […]

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