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Every avid cyclist should know how to fix his bike; learn the basics in this video series.
You Will Need
- A narrow, case-hardened U-lock
- A parking meter or bike rack
- Your bike owner's manual (optional)
- A second U-lock (optional)
Buy a secure lock
Buy a lock that cannot be easily snipped with a bolt-cutter or sawed off with a hacksaw. Choose a narrow, case-hardened U-lock.
Lock in secure area
Lock your bike in a well-lit area and near other bikes.
Take off the front wheel]
Remove the front wheel and place it next to the back wheel and the bike's frame.
Lock your bike
Place a U-lock around the front wheel, back wheel, and frame, and then secure them to a heavy object, such as a parking meter or permanent bike rack that is stuck to the ground.
Position the lock with the keyhole facing the ground
Use a second lock for added security.