The first lock should go around the back wheel, the frame and the bike rack. The second should go around the front wheel, the frame and preferably the bike rack as well. This means the frame is secured in two places and both wheels are secured to the frame and the bike rack.
Where do you put your bike lock when riding?
The Best Places to Put Your D Lock When Riding
- Transport Your D Lock On a D Lock Mount. …
- Keep Your D Lock In Your Rucksack/ Backpack. …
- Put Your D Lock Over Your Handlebars. …
- Put Your D Lock Through Your Belt Loop/ Belt Strap Holder. …
- Put Your D Lock In a Pannier bag / Bike Basket When You Travel.
Where should I lock my bike if I don’t have a bike rack?
Loop the U lock around the rear wheel rim and turn it around the frame. Secure the lock around the pole to glue the bike. Alternatively, you can secure the front wheel through cable look or a second u lock. The method by Sheldon Brown is one of the best ways to secure your bike when outside.
Should I lock my front or back wheel?
ALWAYS lock the frame at the very least. Front tire is easier to steal but there’s more money in the rear (as it has the cassette). I use a kyroptonite U-lock which I put through the seat stays, wheel and around something that can’t be moved or have the bike lifted over.
Can I lock my bike to a street sign?
It’s OK to lock your bike to City signs, meters, and bike racks. If your bike gets vandalized and you can’t use it, make sure you remove the frame and remaining parts. Otherwise it’ll be impounded by police as soon as 72 hours (but likely much later) after someone notices that it’s inoperable.
How do you lock a bike so it doesn’t get stolen?
Use your locks to keep your wheels from being stolen, too.
If you choose to double your security by using both a U-lock and a steel chain, first thread the U-lock through to the bike frame, the bike rack or other secure structure, and one wheel.