How can I lock my bike at home?
Invest in a ground anchor
“If you have the space, fit a floor or wall anchor and lock your bike to that with a good quality ‘Sold Secure’ lock,” says Williams. If you’re storing your bike in the house, try to lock it to an immovable object, such as radiator pipes or something thieves can’t get through.
How do I stop my bike from hitting theft in my garage?
If you keep your bike in your garage, always lock it. Make sure that you lock your bike to a solid immovable object. Use a strong steel alloy U lock in addition to a 3/8-inch thick case-hardened cable or chain with an equally thick padlock. When using a U lock, leave little or no room within the “u” to prevent prying.
What can I use instead of a bike lock?
How to Secure a Bike Without a Lock
- Don’t let yours be their first choice. Let your bike get lost in the crowd. Park next to a nicer bike.
- Improvise a lock. Zip ties. Vines and twigs. Bungee cord. Helmet strap.
- Dismantle your bike. Remove a wheel. Loosen a wheel. Dislodge the chain. Take your seat post.
Why do people steal bikes?
Joyriders: Joyriders steal bikes for the sole purpose of riding the stolen bike for entertainment and will generally abandon the bike after using it. … Acquisitive: These thieves steal bicycles for financial gain and usually trade them for cash or goods. The bikes may also be sold in pieces for drugs or money.