Bike lock gases potential thieves

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A cycle enthusiast tired of how easy it is for thieves to cut through the strongest bike locks on the market came up with a novel way to deter future theft – the SkunkLock. Like its namesake animal, the SkunkLock is black and white striped, indicating the danger that lurks inside. Made from hardened medium-carbon steel, the SkunkLock is a u-lock that contains internal sealed chambers filled with a proprietary noxious gas mix. The gas is released only when the seal is punctured by an angle grinder, the most common tool used by thieves. Most bikes are stolen in less…

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