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  1. Jeff says:

    This will work great, until someone else also attaches and ascends a bike on the same pole, under the first one, and is nowhere to be found when the first bike’s owner needs his bike back.

  2. Jeff says:

    This will work great, until someone else also attaches and ascends a bike on the same pole, under the first one, and is nowhere to be found when the first bike’s owner needs his bike back.

  3. Jeff says:

    This will work great, until someone else also attaches and ascends a bike on the same pole, under the first one, and is nowhere to be found when the first bike’s owner needs his bike back.

  4. Jeff says:

    This will work great, until someone else also attaches and ascends a bike on the same pole, under the first one, and is nowhere to be found when the first bike’s owner needs his bike back.

  5. Jeff says:

    This will work great, until someone else also attaches and ascends a bike on the same pole, under the first one, and is nowhere to be found when the first bike’s owner needs his bike back.

  6. Jeff says:

    This will work great, until someone else also attaches and ascends a bike on the same pole, under the first one, and is nowhere to be found when the first bike’s owner needs his bike back.

  7. Jeff Haskell says:

    Good point – Could they put in some sort of “intelligent” sensor that won’t allow it to ascend if there’s already a bike on a pole?

    1. Scott Cairo says:

      simples-a microswitch that reverses the motor if it hits an obstruction. Should have that anyways, Im guessing. I suppose since its an IR device-the tech behind a TVBgone could jam IR activity if your bikes up there, obv not jam YOUR IR activity.

      1. Anonymous says:

        That’s makes sense.  Also, you don’t have to carry a few pounds of metal and motors around in your backpack.  It would them become an added source of income for the owner, probably the local municipality (which will now have an incentive to encourage theft of bikes not using their protection racket, uh I mean protection system.).

      2. Anonymous says:

        That’s makes sense.  Also, you don’t have to carry a few pounds of metal and motors around in your backpack.  It would them become an added source of income for the owner, probably the local municipality (which will now have an incentive to encourage theft of bikes not using their protection racket, uh I mean protection system.).

    2. Scott Cairo says:

      simples-a microswitch that reverses the motor if it hits an obstruction. Should have that anyways, Im guessing. I suppose since its an IR device-the tech behind a TVBgone could jam IR activity if your bikes up there, obv not jam YOUR IR activity.

  8. I didn’t read Jeff’s comment. I had the exact same question.

  9. Anonymous says:

    curious how these stories skip across the temporal pond.  this one is approximately a year old.  and even nearly the same comments are (serendipitously?) revisited …
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/29/bicycle-lock-climbs-poles-encourages-would-be-thieves-to-look-e/

  10. Anonymous says:

    curious how these stories skip across the temporal pond.  this one is approximately a year old.  and even nearly the same comments are (serendipitously?) revisited …
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/29/bicycle-lock-climbs-poles-encourages-would-be-thieves-to-look-e/

  11. What happens when the batteries run out and your bikes still “safe” up a lampost?  I hope theres a battery warning light.

  12. Great idea! Where can I follow the project? Good luck.

  13. Bruce Hubbert says:

    What if someone figures out what frequency your remote is? Bye Bye Bike.

  14. Bruce Hubbert says:

    What if someone figures out what frequency your remote is? Bye Bye Bike.