How do I keep my bike wheels from moving on the rack?
I use the excess strap length from the rack itself to wrap around the front wheel. Also use the straps to hold the frame more securely to the rack. (For reference I’m using a Saris rack.)
How can I lock my bike without a rack?
Tips on How to Lock a Bike without a Rack
- Secure Using a Lock. A sturdy and good quality lock always works wonders.
- Take Out the Front Wheel. Most bikes have quick release wheels, which makes it easier for you to remove the front wheel.
- Invest in a Heavy Chain.
How do I keep my bike rack from being stolen?
The best you can do is make more difficult to steal than a similar item close to yours. If your rack is hitch mounted a small cable looped through the chain eyelet or a hitch pin lock should be sufficient. A trunk mounted rack can be secured in a similar method. Attach a length of cable to a block of wood.
Can you lay a bicycle on its side?
If you’re stopping for a mid-ride break and can’t find anything to lean your bike against, never lay it on the ground drive-side down, lest your derailleurs misalign. If you catch a riding buddy doing this, threaten to install a kickstand if it happens again.