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Photos: How not to lock your bike

I’ve been meaning to post these for a while, but never got around to it. Tucson Velo reader Scott B. sent in these great examples of how not to lock your bike from the University of Arizona campus.

7 comments
Scott
Scott

Bob, a good rule-of-thumb is to route your U-lock so that it captures the rack (or other solid closed structure that you're locking to), part of the welded frame, and if you can, at least one wheel (around the rim, not just through the spokes). My personal favorites are 4 and 6, but I see lots of bikes that are locked only around the fork and a couple of spokes - like 2, 9, and 11.

Bob
Bob

Show some photos of how to properly lock a bike please.

Red Star
Red Star

Bob, the starting point is to properly use good locks such as U-locks and/or dedicated bicycle chains; *not* cable locks.  There are no perfect locks.  The manufacturers of good U-locks and good chains provide instruction as to how to use their product, in the packaging.  If one has lost those instructions, try going to their websites, or just Google away. Yes, UAPD and Parking and Transpo might be wise to invest in a tutorial. But that would be costly...

Red Star
Red Star

Would a Google mapping of these photos indicate a problem with UA science and engineering programs?

3wheeler
3wheeler

Aren't you supposed to leave your keys in the lock?

zz
zz

Oh, tell me the owner of #4 came back to find the bike still there but the lock was missing.