3. Place a small lock on your brake disk. If your bike is equipped with disk brakes then you can add extra security with a small door lock which you can insert into the ventilation holes of the disk. The wheel won't rotate much and your man is stuck again. This idea was suggested by a fellow mountain biker, Robert Lazar, the guy behind the Critical Mass movement in my home city.
Of course this does't prevent you to turn the bike upside down. In other words, if you wanna keep your bike take at least any two anti theft measures.
If you do wanna use a lock then have a look at the video below and follow these three rules:
- Use strong chain locks or horseshoe locks (stiff U shape metal frame) that have the Sold Secure rating. Don't get impressed by thick cable locks - they have a thick housing made of plastic but inside it's just a thin cable...
- Always use two locks (if you don't have long chain lock) and make sure you lock both wheels and the bike frame.
- Take off all bike accessories like: front light, rear lamp, pump, water bottle, cycle computer, repair kit under the saddle, the spare tube, even the saddle if it has a quick release lever.
Video taken from here.
Keep cycling and wear your helmet!
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