A Different Kind of Anti-Theft

When it comes to bicycle theft, the saying remains true- “if they want it bad enough, they’ll take it.” The designers at Cycling Boom believe bigger chains and bulky locks are just one solution to deterring theft, which is why they’ve created a unique tag system that is effective in a different way. These discrete metal tags can be placed anywhere on the bike and feature a custom identification number that can be looked up in an online universal registry system. Buyers can look up the used bike’s ID to ensure they aren’t purchasing a stolen bike, discouraging overall theft.

Designer: Cycling Boom

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  • Ray says:

    This can be sanded off and painted over for very little cost

  • TsebboR says:

    Well this is even more useless than a chain…

    You just rip off the tag and there you go.

    And even if it comes to a buyer who knows it, this system functions on the assumptions that buyer have ethics, which is not always the case…

  • Steve says:

    Really? First step for a bike thief: remove metal ID tag. This is security theater. Might as well offer little static cling stickers that ID the owner, THAT would deter theft! “Nobody’s looking… oh but what’s that? A small removable sticker that IDs the bike! RUN”

  • onkl says:

    Very useless indeed. In the Netherlands, it is customary to engrave the ZIP code of the owner directly in the bikeframe, like a car’s chassisnumber.
    This does not prevent theft in any way, but does help in reclaiming your bike when the police has rounded up some professional bike thiefs (which do unfortunately exist in the Netherlands.)

  • Mukul says:

    the underside of the tags could have gps tracking dots too. you can sand the tag over, rip it off, but you can never completely remove the tracking dots.
    look into it, Cycling Boom

  • Bierent says:

    Not so new…. In the 70’s, we used to have métal tags engraved with our name , screwed on our bikes.
    Nothing revolutionnary so far !

  • bialistoc says:

    In the US, pawn shops are required to check a bike’s serial number against a database maintained by the police. If your bike is stolen, register the SN with the police– of course, you’ll have to have written it down first. The designed system is good (except for the removeability) but it already exists.

  • John says:

    To me is absolutely new. Brilliant!!

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