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How to keep your bike safe

7 STEPS

A bike is a big investment, so it’s important to keep that investment safe and secure.​

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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Register your bike

The most important thing you can do to protect your investment is to register your bike with the police. 

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Engrave your own serial number

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Take Pictures

Take photos of your bike and keep them as up-to-date as possible. If you incur any visible damage, snap a new picture.

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Choose the right lock

A good rule of thumb when choosing a bike lock is that the cost of the lock should reflect the value of your bike. For maximum security, choose a sturdy, durable u-lock and a cable. Some locks come with theft insurance. 

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Pick a smart spot

When choosing where to lock your bike, look for a large, immovable object. If you are locking your bike up at night, choose a spot under a light.

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Lock all the parts together

Secure all the different parts of your bike by looping a cable through both tires and the frame before securing it.

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Take your accessories with you

If your seat, lights, basket or saddlebags are valuable to you, remove them and bring them with you.