It's a classic American tale: guy has 12 - yes, 12 - bikes stolen, gets mad as heck, and becomes obsessed with solving the problem and ending the decades-long, worldwide bicycle theft epidemic once and for all.
Less than two years later, I became the only live US bicycle lock patent holder, for FlexLock, (flexlock.bike, Camping World online, launched in January,) a unique, stylish 2.9lb flexibly obedient bicycle lock that stops over 90% of thefts.
But that was just one of three bicycle lock evolutions I was working on. However, production on the second, The Lancelock, was put on hold because I invested everything I had into the creation, development and manufacture of FlexLock (and FlexSocks.)
Meanwhile, Lancelock focus group and testing was beyond expectation, especially with women (the majority of daily cyclists.) So much so, and with theft up 10-30%, again!, I decided I had to get it out there and start saving more bikes and heartache asap, so here I am.
As you can see, me and my team of equally thief-hating artisan engineers are already at the final production prototype stage. Handmade in the USA, all Lancelock Titanium Chainmail funding will be used to polish the final products, hire a few more production teammates, pay the patent attorneys (believers haven't been yet,) and ramp up manufacturing and build some inventory to meet anticipated demand.
A bike is stolen at least every 3 minutes in the US because our only security choices are the same, cheap foreign-made junk grandpa used - and thieves learned to beat - in the 1970s. It's long past time for a fresh, lightweight, travel-friendly, cut-proof solution that stops 99% of thieves and looks great doing it.
The Lancelock (patent pending) is Titanium Chainmail sheathing a secret mix of titanium/steel cable and an unpickable, cut-proof patented one-step lock.