For most cyclists, the hardest thing about going places with a two-wheeler is the hassle of keeping it secure. Small locks are too flimsy to protect bikes, while larger locks are unwieldy and a pain to lug. And then of course there is the problem of looking for a bike rack. Now a 21-year old has come up with a genius solution - A bike that can be wrapped and locked around any post.
The bike is the brainchild of British graduate student Kevin Scott who came up with the idea after having many a bike stolen, whilst in college.
Using a ratchet system, the bendable bike appears to be completely rigid when being ridden. However, when the rider wants to secure it, he/she can simply turn a lever, which makes it completely flexible, allowing the owner to safely secure it around any available pole.
This brilliant prototype earned Kevin a runner-up position in the 2010 BDC New Designer Award contest and he is now hoping to partner with a bicycle company and bring his bendable creation to a store near you.