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    Quote Originally Posted by KLizotte View Post
    Very cool building and idea but it is probably impossible to use a u-lock with those racks. We have the same sort of set up in my apartment building and properly securing a bike ends up taking two u-locks (one for each wheel) and a cable lock (for the frame) because of the lack of attachment points like you get in a inverted u shaped rack.
    If you have a bike rack like this:



    Which doesn't have enough space to insert the front wheel fully and there seems to be no way to U-Lock it except on the sides, then there is one way that many bikers don't know about. Lift the front wheel well above the rack, then lower it on the other side, so the bike rack is between the frame and the back of the front wheel. See time index 1:07 of this video to see what I mean:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIrXHCDzs_s

    When using such racks, stay away from bars that are attached with regular screws, because they are easy to remove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n18 View Post
    Which doesn't have enough space to insert the front wheel fully and there seems to be no way to U-Lock it except on the sides, then there is one way that many bikers don't know about. Lift the front wheel well above the rack, then lower it on the other side, so the bike rack is between the frame and the back of the front wheel.
    Then my fender doesn't fit. My kids' bikes aren't large enough. Bottom line: there's no way to make those wheel bender racks not suck. They should just be banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n18 View Post
    If you have a bike rack like this:



    Which doesn't have enough space to insert the front wheel fully and there seems to be no way to U-Lock it except on the sides, then there is one way that many bikers don't know about. Lift the front wheel well above the rack, then lower it on the other side, so the bike rack is between the frame and the back of the front wheel. See time index 1:07 of this video to see what I mean:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIrXHCDzs_s

    When using such racks, stay away from bars that are attached with regular screws, because they are easy to remove.
    Thanks for the info. Unfortunately these racks still exist in the area so anything to make them more useful is much appreciated. I do wish manufacturers would stop making them though.

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    Chris Bishop's latest. A full-steel electronic disc road frame with full internal routing. Custom Di2 stem. Paragon dropouts. This is my "If I ever win the lottery..." bike. Full album on Flickr.




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    Rode for a while Wednesday afternoon with a guy on a mint 1998 Colnaglo. Chrome forks and seat stays, everything gleaming. Told me he's taken it all over the globe on various trips, including Australia. Superb survivor example.
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    Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness!

    I want them ALL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness!

    I want them ALL!

    http://momentummag.com/gear/bikes/bi...ikes-revealed/
    I'm with BikeSnob on those - they're pretty, perhaps, but so unnecessary. To call them urban utility bikes is to pretend that such a thing hasn't existed for centuries.

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    Even if there was a chain, I don't understand the physics. The bottom of the back "wheel" would be propelling you forward, but the top would be propelling you back. Why would the front "wheel" have paddles? Steering doesn't make sense either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DismalScientist View Post
    Even if there was a chain, I don't understand the physics. The bottom of the back "wheel" would be propelling you forward, but the top would be propelling you back. Why would the front "wheel" have paddles? Steering doesn't make sense either.
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