Bike 'to go' secured by micro cam lock systemSpanish bicycle manufacturer has come up with a new design of electric bikes, or 'pedelecs'. The Q10 bike comes with a battery operated motor capable of transporting the rider at 15 miles per hour and is available in a sport and a city version. A range of accessories is available including LED lights, a stand, a rack and LCD digital displays. The battery is fully integrated within the frame to hide the electric nature of the Q10 and allow for a conventional bicycle look. But perhaps the most interesting design feature is the fact that these are folding bikes, enabling easy transport when not being ridden.
The aluminium frame of the Q10 makes the bike lightweight, just 16.5kg. When folded, the bike measures just 80cm long by 65cm high by 45cm wide and can be transported easily in the shoulder bag supplied. Unsurprisingly, the bike is proving to be a big hit with commuters. The bike comes with a two year guarantee as standard - an optional third year is available - and is accredited under European standard EN15194.
Central to the folding design is an integral lock in the main folding mechanism's handle. The lock also prevents the battery from being stolen from the integral compartment inside the frame and allows the key-holder easy access to the battery, as required. Quipplan selected a micro-sized cam lock manufactured by Camlock Systems for this critical component. Camlock's Series 13D provides full functionality in ultra compact proportions - the body length is just 10.5mm.
Camlock's range of micro cam locks with a radial pin tumbler mechanism is available in three body lengths and two material specifications: 10.5mm in die-cast alloy, 13mm and 16 mm both in brass. The lock's polished chrome finish is a perfect complement to the stylish design and looks of the electric bike.
Quipplan's satisfaction with both the locks and the multi-lingual customer service resulted in the company placing a repeat order. Enrico Miracoli, product manager at Quipplan, says: "From Camlock we are getting a quality product at a fair price, plus an excellent Spanish-speaking service."
Camlock Systems is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier for industrial locking systems, with a history dating back to 1918. The company's products are routinely specified for the protection of vending, cash, sensitive information and valuable assets throughout the world.
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