Sphyke C3N - Bike Component Locks

By: on November 18, 2013
$31 - $66
Check It Out

Even if you're not an indignant, self-important cyclist with a $3,500 carbon fiber bike and a fat chip on your emaciated shoulder it really sucks when you lock up your manpowered transporter like a responsible citizen, only to return to it missing a wheel. Or a seat. Or everything but those two components. Sure, maybe your POS bike is worth more in insurance money than continued use, but having it stolen, either wholly or piecemeal, still leaves you stranded sans a ride home. And possibly a ride anywhere if you're someone who doesn't own a car because you're hardy, thrifty, environmentally friendly, broke, or in possession of a DUI.

Sphyke created its C3N locking system to complement standard U and and chain locks--while the latter protect the whole, members of the C3N range protect the parts of the whole. Sphyke's component locks are available for front and back wheels, plus saddles. They hold on just as tight as the mechanisms they replace (e.g., nuts) and come with mutually exclusive locks, each with industry-assigned combinations that can also be modified by the user.

C3N modules are available as front and rear wheel skewers with 6-sided cone nuts and combination locks--they replace quick release or Hex/Allen key skewers--as well as seat post security bolts, which replace existing quick release bolts. Check out the video for an installation step-by-step.

Skewer locks are made of high tensile rolled Chromoly Rod; nuts are CNC-machined from solid 10-8 steel, and can torque to 35Nm. Sphyke sells the component locks both individually and as sets.

Muchas danke to Bless This Stuff.

Buy Now

The Killer Key

$12 from Amazon »

The Killer Key is for law enforcement officials, landlords with squatters or evicted tenants, and pranksters who thrive on taking things one step too far. See, the key blade inserts into any Kwikset or Schlage brand lock...

Buy Now

NFC Programmable Smart Ring

$59.99 from Amazon »

At this point you could put a different type of smart ring on every one of your fingers if you wanted. The NFC Ring is a programmable piece of smart jewelry you can wave around powerful wizard- or dismissive CEO-style...

Check it out

TIHK - Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key

$12.99 - $36.99 from TIHK »

The Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key is intended for use by trained law enforcement, military, and security professionals only. However, TIHK will sell a pair of them to anyone with a credit card and $13. Because that...

Check it out

Vibrating Bicycle Seat

$43 from SexShop 365 »

A heads up to politicians and city planners: stop wasting your money on bike lanes, tax incentives, and PSA campaigns. All you need do to persuade your constituents to trade in cars for bicycles on their morning commute...

Buy Now

The Lock Locker Bump-Proof Deadbolt Door Lock

$18.65 from Amazon »

Yes, we've entered the age of the Lock Locker. A time when your door locks need their own lock. And just as the Add-A-Lock locks up your knob lock, the Lock Locker puts another layer of lockdown on your deadbolt. The...

Check it out

Gentleman's Bogotas - Lapel Lockpicks

$34.95 from Rift Recon »

Bogotas fit for a gentleman. Lockpicks that pin and tuck all suave and covert beneath the lapel of my jacket. Now this is something I need...for no reason whatsoever. But I'm not here to talk about what I need. Add Gentleman's...

Check it out

The Run Lock

$44.99 from The Run Lock »

When I run...ha! This entry is already full of lies. The last time I ran I think I was 8 and the ice cream truck was about to get away before I ordered my pink sherbet foot with the gumball toenail! So let me start again....

Buy Now

Morpher Flat-Folding Helmet

$149 from Amazon »

If not crushing your skull in a crash isn't reason enough for you cyclists to wear a bike helmet, take a look at the additional lures the Morpher flat-folding helmet is offering up. Namely, a helmet that folds flat....

Buy Now

Add-A-Lock Portable Door Lock

$21.95 from Amazon »

The Add-A-Lock does one better than the portable intruder alarm: it won't just alert you when your one night stand tries to sneak back into your bedroom to sucker you into a committed, long-term relationship during which...

Check it out

Cyclotron Spokeless Smart Bicycle

$1,125 - $3,038 from Cyclotron Cycles »

For all the Sam Flynns out there who need more exercise, you'll soon be able to trade in your electric Light Cycles for pedal-powered Cyclotrons on your joyrides and daily commutes. The self-described "Future of Cycling"...

Check it out

Vycle Bicycle Elevator

By: Vycle »

On the Vycle you won't go Tour de France fast or Tour de France graceful (heh, heh, check it out) but seated atop this human-powered elevator, you will go all out Y-axis on a bicycle....

Check it out

Bird of Prey Bicycle

$4,200 from Bird of Prey »

I didn't think the foam helmets and seizure-inducing neon spandex could look any more ridiculous rolling down the road, yelling at cars to get out of their lane, and then cutting into traffic at will when it suits them...