Suppose you need to lock your bicycle up to keep it safe from your thieving roommate. Or perhaps you like to keep your bike indoors at your workplace, but you don’t trust the cow-orkers there to keep their fingers from your lovely steed. You don’t have the room to install a bike rack inside your apartment or in the storage closet. What to do?
Rodd Industrial Design in the UK created two interesting locking solutions: Lupin and Armlock, for use in multi-occupancy houses and apartments while taking space constraints into consideration.
Lupin is a clever flexible sleeve that slides into the space on the hinge side of the door. A plastic block keeps the sleeve from sliding all the way through to provide an anchor to which you attach you bike lock for quick security.
Bicycles are hung from the wall mounted Armlock. Unlike the usual wall hooks, an the bicycle top tube snaps in to the mount to lock the bike in place. Armlock can be mounted to fold back into the wall.
These aren’t very high security solutions, but they’re probably enough to discourage casual pilfering by your acquaintances and colleagues.
More details and photos at Dexigner, which discusses additional space-contained bike security solutions from a recent design challenge.