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It has to be weather proof; this is because it will be used outside. / It has to be secure; so it doesn’t get broken easily./ It must be under £20, so more people will buy it./ This bike lock is very cheap so it will fit this point easily. It has to be appealing to all ages; this is because everyone who has a bike can use a bike lock./ It has to have enough quality, so it works well./ It has to be easy to make, as it will keep costs down. / It has to look traditional as everyone with a bike could buy it. / It can’t have any sharp edges, or it might cut someone./ It should be made with metal, so it is strong and hard to brake./ It should have a plastic coating to protect it and the bike./ It must be easy to use; as this is because everyone who has a bike can use a bike lock./ It has to be environmentally friendly and be recycled after it is used. /
Good My client likes this bike lock as it is cheap but still includes all the factors he/she wants. Also all of the materials can be recycled. The plastic coating allows the client to grip the bar in extreme weather conditions but the steel bar is very strong meaning this bike lock is hard to break. Bad The steel makes this bike lock heavy, however it isn’t too heavy. This means it can be very hard to carry around on the bike when cyc;ling along, unless the client is using a rucksack or another type of bag on the bike.
The main bar is made of steel which is bent into shape it is then coated in Flexible PVC; this will allow the bar to be water resistance and able to be griped well by the client even in extreme weather conditions. The PVC can be coated onto the steel bar. The PVC will also protect the bikes paint work
The lock system will be made of die casted steel; this is because steel is strong but still widely available and cheap. The lock will be a crescent shaped disc that when the key is turned slide around to allow the steel bar to pass by. The main base of the lock will be made out of solid PVC (which will be made by injection molding); however it will have to have steel inserts to increase strength. The PVC is water proof and cheap because it is a plastic. It also will not get to hot or cold meaning it will be easy to grip by the client, in extreme weather conditions.