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How to Lock Your Bike More Safely

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How to lock

I wish we had the greatest news for you, that the safest lock for your bicycle has been invented. But since this is not true .. yet ...here are some tips that can help you in locking your bike.

Where and how you lock up is as important as the lock itself. Therefore, lets take a look at the where and how; also, please share your tips with us so we can pass them on to our readers. First hand experience is obviously not desired on this topic, but very much valued.

•Attach the lock correctly per the user manual and be sure to protect parts that can be removed, including the seat.

•The smaller the u-lock size the better, because it gives the thief less room to mount a leverage-based attack on the lock.

•Put a U lock around the post and the bar on the bike side to better defend against a leverage attack.

•Hook a U-lock around the rear wheel only, right where it passes through the frame’s rear triangle. In this configuration, both the frame and wheel can’t go anywhere.

•Another possibility is to remove the seat from the bike and thread the cable coming from the front wheel through the seat rail before looping it into the u-lock.

•A locking skewer put through the front wheel it is considered to be a good idea also.

•A commonly stolen part of the bikes is the seat. You can buy locking skewers for your seat post or a basic cable seems to work fine.

•Use multiple locking mechanisms. With one u-lock, there is no possible way to secure all the components on your bike that a thief might steal. You need a u-lock plus something else. Bike Parts USA is offering you many solutions to steal proof your bike: u-locks, padlocks, link locks, chain locks and cable locks.

•Use a secure anchor that can not be lifted out of the ground and is tall enough that the bike cannot be lifted over.

•Avoid crowded bike racks, since it’s far riskier to steal a lone bike than it is pinching from a bunch.

•Park in a visible place so that anybody ‘working’ on your lock can be spotted.

•Never leave anything on your bike that can draw attention to it. If your bike looks less impressive, hopefully thieves will look in a different direction. Don’t make your bike an inviting target for a criminal, but equip it and lock it as well as you can!

Here are some additional tips.

And as an ultimate idea against bike stealing: don’t take your bike anywhere where it would need to be locked up. Then it’s going to be perfectly safe!




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