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Video: The Biskiple – why not conceal your bike inside a pretend skip?

Taking the melancholy out of bikes dumped in skips

Bike insurance firm the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) brings us the Biskiple, an “urban cloaking device for bicycles.” It’s a fake skip.

The Biskiple is designed for urban cyclists who may struggle to find somewhere to safely store their bikes.

The ETA describes its creation as being “almost entirely anonymous in the urban environment” and says it can be erected in less than five minutes on any street or drive.

A spokesperson said: "A determined thief can break any lock, but if they don't know the bike is there in the first place it makes their life a little harder."

The ETA have previously created a bike with an anti-theft ejector seat and a flamethrower to repel close passes. They also did a zombie-proof bike with a chainsaw out front to help you repel the undead.

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Jimnm | 6 years ago
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Pretty rubbish idea IMO 

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Jimnm | 6 years ago
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Pretty rubbish idea IMO 

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yupiteru | 6 years ago
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Around here they say 'red sky at night, skips on fire'.

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Dr_Lex | 6 years ago
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^ ...and then the skip fire.

First answer nailed it.

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Pub bike | 6 years ago
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This is ok if...

- you're happy to keep applying for skip permits from your local council

- you're okay with your neighbours putting their rubbish into it when noone is looking

So probably not okay then.

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ChetManley | 6 years ago
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File this in the same place as double decker couch

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ubercurmudgeon | 6 years ago
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A cute bit of PR for the bicycle insurance firm. But I suspect if this were real that in most streets your neighbours would turn up at your door with flaming torches and pitchforks, ready to lynch you for "stealing" one of "their" parking spaces.

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Jackson replied to ubercurmudgeon | 6 years ago
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handlebarcam wrote:

A cute bit of PR for the bicycle insurance firm. But I suspect if this were real that in most streets your neighbours would turn up at your door with flaming torches and pitchforks, ready to lynch you for "stealing" one of "their" parking spaces.

After chucking a load of crap in the top at midnight....

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