Okay, welcome to the world of the weird and wonderful – the Bike Mine has just been launched on Kickstarter.
Essentially, the idea is to prevent anyone with light-fingers from taking your precious steed away from you, by arming it with an explosive sonic detonation (a shotgun blank, we think). If anyone tries to wheel your bike away, an extremely (extremely) loud 150dB bang will attract attention – and will presumably prevent the tea-leaf from ever hearing properly again, as well as making him (or her) require a change of M&S’ finest underpants. You can pick one up on Kickstarter for £49 at the moment…
The charges are replaceable, and the whole thing is commendably simple. Although I can’t help thinking that, instead of waiting to detonate when the bike is wheeled away, it’d be better to rig it to explode as the thief sets about your lock with whatever it is they’re setting about your lock with.
Anyway, what do you lot think? An awesome idea? Or prize, unadulterated mentals?
Fair disclosure – we got this story from Bike Biz – thanks folks!