Locking up your bike in a metropolitan city

What you should know to keep your bike safe

Photo by Author

1. Location, location, location

The bike rack and its surroundings

Location on the bike

Figure 1. Inside the rear triangle. Image by Author

Indoors

2. Length of time

Minutes

Hours

Overnight

3. Your bike

Carbon bikes

All other bikes

The branding

4. Types of bike locks

Cable lock

Chains

U-shaped or D-locks

Folding locks

A thief’s toolkit

Do some research

5. Registering your bike

Conclusion

Professional geek. Wannabe cyclist.