How to Lock Your Bike

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Secure A Bike 10mmx1.2m Security Chain+Excell M50EURD Lock Bikes/Scooters Mopeds
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1. Pop off the front wheel. If your bike has a quick-release front wheel, remove it and place it next to the rear wheel for locking.If you can't remove your front wheel, or your U lock is not large enough to encompass both wheels, secure the rear wheel then continue reading for alternatives.
2. Secure the wheels and frame to an immovable object. Using a  U- lock, secure the back end of your bike to another object. Place the "U" section of your lock around the rim of your rear wheel, your unattached front wheel, your rear frame, and the immovable object, then attach the straight bar to ends of the "U" to lock it.
If your U lock is too small to fit around every object, use it on just the rear wheel and stationary object but place it "inside" the triangle made by the three rear sections of the bike's frame. This makes it impossible to pull the frame away from the wheel. This is usually enough to deter a thief, since he would have to destroy the valuable rear wheel to take the bike.
Do not attach your U-lock to the crossbar (or "top tube") of the bike. This is the horizontal or down-sloping bar between the seat and the handlebars. This makes it easy for thieves to use the bike frame as leverage to attempt to break the lock.
Oxford Hoop Cable Lock, Ultra High Security Chain,  A Bike Security Chain
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3. Secure the front wheel (if not removed). The front wheel is less valuable than the rear, but some level of security should still be used or even a opportunistic passerby could steal the wheel.You can loop a cable lock around the front wheel and the bike frame, and optionally around the rear wheel as well if the cable is long enough. Lock the cable together using its built in lock or a padlock.
For greater security, use a second U-lock instead to secure the front wheel to its frame.

4. Remove or secure any accessories before leaving your bike. Bags, baskets, lights, reflectors, bells, and anything else that can be removed should be taken with you or secured with their own cable lock.

Oxford Viper Combination Cable Lock (OF154) Fantastic Value Product
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5. Invest in good locks. Cheap locks can easily be cut open, especially ones from 99p or dollar stores and some underground sports shops. (And thieves know the difference.) You can find great locks in our store.
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