Unusual bike racks

Lady Fleur reviews an old and interesting bike rack that she calls the Jaws of Death Torture Rack. It’s a design that dates from the 70s, and creator of this rack apparently invited thieves to test their design with a contest. The design is such that a simple padlock is protected from cutting and grinding attacks.

Near my home we have a few racks dating from the 80s that look like this.

Bicye U LOK

You fit the downtube into that slot, slide the bolt over it and secure with a padlock. Note also the steel cable to secure the rear wheel. The slot is too small to fit modern fat downtubes. The manufacturer, Sunshine U-LOK Corporation near Thousand Oaks, CA, still sells a similar model.

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