How to Properly Lock your Bike

The following picture illustrates the proper way to lock your bike for maximum security.

Ok, maybe this is just a bit overkill, but if you think that locking both of your wheels will keep bandits from stealing your beloved bicycle, think again:

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30 Responses to How to Properly Lock your Bike

  1. That bottom pic is more than likely staged. It is easy to see that the left wheel is the front and the right one is the back because of the gears. All bikes have the chain and thus the gears on the right side of the rear wheel. So either someone decided to turn the wheel around for some reason after the theft or the whole thing was staged.

  2. That bottom pic is more than likely staged. It is easy to see that the left wheel is the front and the right one is the back because of the gears. All bikes have the chain and thus the gears on the right side of the rear wheel. So either someone decided to turn the wheel around for some reason after the theft or the whole thing was staged.

  3. south is correct – if the two wheels belonged to the same bike. It is possible two separate bikes were locked by one wheel only and both bikes were taken. The thief would have gotten a whole bike and a spare frame and running gear!

  4. south is correct – if the two wheels belonged to the same bike. It is possible two separate bikes were locked by one wheel only and both bikes were taken. The thief would have gotten a whole bike and a spare frame and running gear!

  5. Or, the bike was locked as described and the frame stolen, but the disordered wheels didn't make such a good photo. In setting up the wheels to highlight the conspicuous absence of the frame, the photographer turned one the wrong way. Dorks.

    By the way, do you think the top one is staged?

  6. Or, the bike was locked as described and the frame stolen, but the disordered wheels didn’t make such a good photo. In setting up the wheels to highlight the conspicuous absence of the frame, the photographer turned one the wrong way. Dorks.

    By the way, do you think the top one is staged?

  7. Did we happen to notice that the background WALLS ARE COMPLETLY DIFFERENT? No way did some OCD theif unlock all of those bike locks, only to take the bike frame and re-chain the wheels to a grate down the street. Of course it's meant to be funny! AND IT IS!!! LOL!