Lock ALL Of Your Bike
When I was in That London yesterday, I acted like the worst kind of tourist, photographing pretty much every bike I saw.
Looking at the huge number of bikes locked up to railings, what I generally saw was a sorry tale of half-baked efforts:
Actually, locking every part of the regular parts of a bike that get stolen is the Gold Standard. If you live in a place where dastardly thieving scumbags prowl the streets, it’s something that you probably really do need to aspire to – like the owner of this bike:
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This isn’t quite the absolute Gold Standard. But it’s pretty damned good.
- That cable is used to secure both the front and rear wheels. Maybe think about putting the U-Lock around the rear wheel’s rim and the seat stays, if it’ll fit?
- Use a different lock for the cable on the front wheel?
- Maybe even permanently lock the cable on the saddle rails to the frame? And while you’re at it, replace the quick release fixing for the seat post with something that actually needs a tool to undo.
But I’m being pedantic. The key thing is that this bike was far better locked than any of the others I saw all day. Given a choice of trying to get something off this bike, or take the whole lot, most thieves are just going to look elsewhere – there are lots of easier pickings!