What do you do if you don’t have a bike lock?

Where to put your bike if you don’t have a lock?

Lock your bike to something tall and/or incredibly hard to move, like a tree, road sign, light pole, or a fence. If there is absolutely nothing around to lock it to, keep your bike safe by at least immobilizing your wheels.

Do I really need a bike lock?

But there are plenty of places outside of major cities where there’s (usually) no real need to lock a bike. … But really—if you live in the city, it’s worth it to make sure your lock lives on your bicycle. Don’t use a cable lock. They can be sliced through like butter, no matter how burly they look.

How can I secure my bike without a lock?

How to Secure a Bike Without a Lock

  1. Don’t let yours be their first choice. Let your bike get lost in the crowd. Park next to a nicer bike.
  2. Improvise a lock. Zip ties. Vines and twigs. Bungee cord. Helmet strap.
  3. Dismantle your bike. Remove a wheel. Loosen a wheel. Dislodge the chain. Take your seat post.

How can I lock my bike without a stand?

Invest in a Heavy Chain

Heavy chains are sturdy and reliable, which makes them a fantastic option to secure your bike when you don’t have a rack. You can opt to use two chains on each wheel to increase security. Remember most thieves may be looking to steal the wheels or seat.

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How do I secure my bike outside?

Leaving your bike outside is a last resort as it invites rust and theft. Fit a wall or floor anchor, so you can secure your bike with big chain or D-lock. An eye-bolt type expander bolt will work okay, so long as the eye is big enough to fit your lock; take that to the hardware store with you.

How do thieves break bike locks?

A pair of hand held cable cutters will snip through most cable locks in seconds. Cheap, inconspicuous and easy to carry around in a coat pocket, this is the tool that’s most commonly used by bike thieves. And it’s worth repeating again: they will cut through nearly all cable locks in seconds.

Can thieves cut bike locks?

Normally, professional thieves will carry power tools, hydraulic jacks and large bolt croppers. Professional thieves target any bikes, but of course, they prefer ones that aren’t secured properly. If a professional thief has enough time, they will be able to remove almost any bike lock out there.