How To Properly Lock A Folding Bike

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Welcome back to Friday Bike Fun! We know that it’s been one whole week since we featured the first part of this five part series from Kryptonite called, “How to lock a bike and deter theft.” This week as promised, we’re going to tell you how to properly lock a folding bike.

Don’t worry about a folding bike having unique features. The foundation of proper lock-up still applies.

Just go back to the first part, and look at the helpful, standard lock-up procedures that Kryptonite recommends.

You can also look on Kryptonite’s website for help on finding the right lock for your bicycle.

So, shall we get started on practicing how to properly lock a folding bike?

Let’s check out the following tips below, and find out how to lock folding bikes specifically.

There’s basically two ways to lock up a folding bicycle. You can either lock it up unfolded, or folded.

If you lock a folding bike up unfolded, the basic way to lock a bike applies.

On the other hand, if you lock a folding bicycle up while it’s folded, then you should put a cable lock through both wheels. The frame. And lock everything to an immovable object such as a bicycle rack. Then use a U-Lock to lock the frame to the rack.

For the sake of simplicity, were going to assume that you’re going to lock your folding bicycle up outside, and want to keep it safe from theft.

SO LET’S GET STARTED!

Choosing the proper lock

When locking a folding bike that has been folded, we typically recommend using a chain, long shackle u-lock, or a folding lock. This will allow you to capture more components of the bike, often times the frame, rear, and front wheel along with the immovable object.

We typically recommend using a chain, long shackle u-lock, or a folding lock.
We typically recommend using a chain, long shackle u-lock, or a folding lock.

Don’t forget to remove all accessories

Remember to remove any accessories like GPS units or lights before leaving your bike.

Before leaving your bike, remember to remove any accessories like GPS units or lights.
Before leaving your bike, remember to remove any accessories like GPS units or lights.

Thank you for joining us for Friday Bike Fun, and don’t forget to join us again next Friday for part three called, “How to lock an E Bike to prevent theft.”

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