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  1. NYC_cyclistJanuary 3, 2011 at 11:01 am

    one of the comments to that article advises not to use a locking method recommended by Sheldon Brown (U-lock around the rear rim, through the rear triangle, around the bike rack).
    BS? If not – why?

  2. Joe PeraltaJanuary 3, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    If the front wheel isn’t secured, it goes away, right? I still always run a Citadel U-lock through the front wheel and the frame, figuring the back wheel’s more time-consuming to remove.

    In NYC, I added a long-shackle padlock through the rear wheel and the seat stays. Sure enough, some mutt stole all 4 brake shoes while I was visiting up on West End Ave. But that’s about all he could get.

    Last time in NYC I saw saddles attached to frames with riveted drive chain.

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