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THEME:
Theft Proof Bicycles

BRIEF:
We all remember when our first Huffy was stolen. The realization that some lazy-eyed cretin had stripped away our freedom all for the purpose of a 15 minutes joy ride hit us like a ton of bricks. Maybe that was just me, but no one can argue that bike theft is rampant. A recent discussion on the Core77 Blog about a Biomega bike that attempts to turn the whole bike into the bike lock is the inspiration for our latest 1HDC incarnation. Can you design a better bike lock in one hour or less? Push aside that looming deadline and pick up your Sharpies….its 1HDC time again! What can you bring to the table to prevent more Huffy Heartache?

PRIZE:
A $200 gift certificate at Harris Cyclery:

Jury:
Winner will be selected by the Core77 Admin. Community discussion is encouraged to help ensure the best design wins.
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March 12th, 2008, 4:27 pm

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This is what I'm doing for my thesis....damn you

March 12th, 2008, 4:29 pm

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Its only March. Plenty of time to change your Thesis ;)

submission

March 12th, 2008, 5:12 pm

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look at this as a ton of free research and inspiration. i would "kill" for this contest to have been on my thesis.

for the submission, do we upload directly to the blog?

Re: submission

March 12th, 2008, 5:16 pm

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electroniceyes wrote:look at this as a ton of free research and inspiration. i would "kill" for this contest to have been on my thesis.

for the submission, do we upload directly to the blog?
Submit to the "Submissions" folder

Here: http://boards.core77.com/viewtopic.php?t=15327

March 13th, 2008, 6:56 am

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Are we limited to just the Bike Lock (to fit on a variety of bikes) or are could we design a whole bike?

EDIT: I had a spare hour and quick idea so went for a Lock... It would be better to design a steal proof bike in terms of security.... are we allowed to have a go at a few concepts in these comps or is it just the one?, also is the brief just a bike lock?

March 13th, 2008, 12:20 pm

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Have at more than one entry. That's what makes the 1HDC nice....is that it allows for that.

This is not limited in any way to a lock or a whole bike solution. You're free to come up with whatever hair-brained idea you can come up with.

March 13th, 2008, 1:08 pm

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a little inspiration...
And now, please, try to look at the bike!.txt.jpg

March 13th, 2008, 2:35 pm

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yo wrote:a little inspiration...
remember when i caused all sorts outrage when i "objecttified" women...............

March 13th, 2008, 4:10 pm

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I didnt notice the girl in the picture then for a min... i thought it was the classic shape on the italian bike in the picture that was inspiration.. ;)

...honest

March 19th, 2008, 7:26 am

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I would like to add for bonus points consideration, my entry was done between the hour of 2am and 3am after 4 vodka tonics on a Tuesday night. A little extra challenge.

March 19th, 2008, 9:50 am

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Yo, your social bike is a nice idea, but it dates back to 1965, Amsterdam.

http://www.iisg.nl/collections/provo/b24-706.php

It failed miserably.

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also see: http://www.nieuwsuitamsterdam.nl/Englis ... icycle.htm

March 19th, 2008, 3:27 pm

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heck should have drawn up the "up up and away" design...its a hummer....just think bunch of bikes dangling from all sorts of stuff...christmas all year round :lol:

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I want to say Michael Moore did an experiment in NYC. It may have just been one of the networks. They put out a bike rake in the middle of the city with a sign saying, "public bikes: take one, just bring it back". No one touched the bikes all day. Then at about 2 in the morning, a large U-Haul pulled up and 3 guys start putting all of the bikes in the back! Luckily, it was all on video for the police.

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Mr-914 wrote:I want to say Michael Moore did an experiment in NYC. It may have just been one of the networks. They put out a bike rake in the middle of the city with a sign saying, "public bikes: take one, just bring it back". No one touched the bikes all day. Then at about 2 in the morning, a large U-Haul pulled up and 3 guys start putting all of the bikes in the back! Luckily, it was all on video for the police.
That is funny and extremely disappointing at the same time.
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