Most of the posts related to hacks on my bikes are solutions to what I view as problems. In the case of my new Globe, I have a problem and need a solution. Bike security is a huge issue for me as I live in a big city. I run errands on my way to and from work and have to leave my bike locked up for periods of time. I do have an OnGuard Beast chain that I have used for years to secure my frame and front wheel.
Some of you might remember that I also employ a caribiner hack to secure the chain around my waist whilst I ride. The chain is not long enough to secure my front wheel, frame, and back wheel and I have no desire to carry around another lock to employ each time I need to chain up, so on both my Cannondale and Peugeot I came up with a padlock hack.
Basically, the way that the quick release and frame are set up allows me to use a padlock to secure the back wheel. Below is an example of a padlock, combined with a bungee, that keeps someone from being able to undo the quick release:
With my Globe however, the frame and quick release relationship is not really conducive to employing such a hack. Take a look for yourself:
The disc brake and frame configuration do not really make it possible for me to employ the same hack I have used in the past. Therefore I am putting out a call to hackers out there - what solution might I use to secure my back wheel at all times? I of course could carry around an extra cable lock or something, but it would be a major hassle to have to carry around and chain up each time I want to run an errand. At times I might just ride a few minutes and have to lock up again, and again, and again. I would appreciate any suggestions you hackers out there might have.
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