21-year-old designer Kevin Scott has invented a bike frame that he hopes will frustrate bike thieves.
A graduate of Britain’s DeMontfort University in Leicester, Scott has constructed a bike frame where the center section consists of interlocking segments around a ratcheting cable. Ratchet the cable tight, and the frame is sturdy enough to ride. Loosen the cable, and the bike can twist around light poles and streets signs, making it easier to secure the bike by locking it to itself. And, incidentally, easier to fit into the back of a car or store in tight places.