the yerka project bicycle detracts thieves thanks to its locking frame
the yerka project bicycle detracts thieves thanks to its locking frame
aug 19, 2014

the yerka project bicycle detracts thieves thanks to its locking frame

the yerka project bicycle detracts thieves thanks to its locking frame
images courtesy of yerka project




developed by three chilean engineering students; juan josé monsalve, andrés roi and cristóbal cabello, the ‘yerka‘ project maintains the design of an urban bike yet incorporates a closing frame device to improve security. to thieves, every lock can be broken whilst leaving the bicycle intact, the creators have a strong clamp out of the velocipede’s  frame. this means that the only way to steal it is to break the lock and thus the two-wheeler completely. no more will you have to carry around a padlock as the yerka tech uses the bike’s body as the securing measure, taking less than 20 seconds to set-up.

the large lock can fix to large objects as well as bike racks




‘we are 3 engineering students, that being victims of the theft of our bicycles, decided to develop a technology that prevents this.’ said juan, andres and cristobal, ‘today we continue to develop this project, which we believe will be a huge help for all of you, bike enthusiasts.’ as the ‘yerka’ project has done, using the frame as a locking mechanism makes for a safer and more secure cycling experience.


a demonstration of how the ‘yerka’ functions and rides
video courtesy of yerka project




side on view of the bicycle





  • At least! the frame will be there when she gets back less parts.

  • If I see it correctly, the vandal/thief breaks the lock and no-one gets to ride the bike. I guess it has the potential to put off the thief that wants a rideable bike. ie the knowledgeable thief. Perhaps it doesn’t put off the vandal, but that might be OK. It definitely looks interesting….

  • I will cut the tree/fence/pole to steal such a bike! Nice thought though.

    Abhishek Khanna
  • Authorities generally don’t like street furniture being used to secure bicycles.

  • Good idea, but not convinced it’s 100% thief-proof.
  • the frame will be less sturdy and i don t see why this integrated lock should be better than an actual lock

  • I believe the word should be “DETERS” thieves.

  • I do not know about the bicycle, but this definitely will protect the tree, fence, pole, or whatever from …stealling

  • just buy a freaking lock!

  • very thoughtful… but i’ve seen the thieves steal anything that’s on the bicycle. Whatever can be removed, they will remove. The best i’ve seen is the wheel is still locked to the poll but the rest was gone.


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