LUCKY-U

Bicycle Lock

Finalist in the NESTA 'Hands Off My Bike' competition.

Remains undefeated in competition testing. 

Lucky-U is a protective sleeve for a traditional U-lock which contains a fluorescent smelly sticky tar and loose woven kevlar. 

 

With this combination of materials Lucky-U is extremely messy, unpleasant and difficult to cut through.  The odorous tar and kevlar quickly clog up and ruin tools and will get onto clothing, marking the would-be thief with a distinctive dye and smell which will draw peoples attention even when he has left the scene.  This softer type of defence eliminates many forms of attack traditionally used against standard U-locks.   

 

Sawing:  This will be a very messy, smelly and unpleasant experience.

 

Bolt Cutting:  A bolt cutter is specifically designed to cut through hard materials with a small diameter.  

 

Jacking:  The tar and twisting sleeve make it very difficult to apply enough pressure to prize open the lock without the jack slipping.

The soft sleeve also protects the painted finish of your bike frame.

© 2020 Tom Higgs.