I park my bike at work in a rack like this:
At the moment I have 26 x 1.9" knobbly tyres and the wheel just squeaks into the rack. However I'd like to replace these with 26 x 2" Schwalbe Marathons for a smoother ride and better puncture resistance, and these almost certainly won't fit.
What's the best way of putting my bike in this rack if the tyres won't fit, preferably without annoying colleagues by taking up more than one space? So far I've thought of:
- using the lock cable to 'tie' the wheel to the side of the rack - possible but a bit of a faff
- fitting the bike with a kick stand so it doesn't need the rack to hold it upright - not ideal
- getting the 26 x 1.75" tyres instead - would work but I'd prefer the wider ones for best grip as my ride is partly on offroad paths and a cobbled street (and nothing to do with thinking the wider ones look better, honest).
But are there any other techniques or products I haven't thought of?
(Security of this type of rack is not a big concern, incidentally, as the rack is inside a shed with a code lock.)