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Questions tagged [parking]

Questions about parking your bike, in public places or at home.

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Parking rear-wheel first: which sprocket to put rear derailleur in?

So, I want to keep this from happening: To that end, I like to park my bicycle rear-wheel first, which was discussed in answers to this question, where I'm taking the images from. Since almost ...
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Can bicycle parking stands damage wheels? [duplicate]

I mean stands like this: If there is a little bit of wind or someone pushes your bike when they are trying to park, can the lateral forces damage the wheel?
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Where can you park your bike?

I've started biking and see its potential for being able to go around the local area. But when you are running errands (biking to a store or the bank or something) you have to physically put it ...
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Where is the best place to park a folding bike?

This is quite a generalised question, but I'm looking for some principals to follow when looking for parking for my folding bike, that I just bought this morning. I think the ideal situation would be ...
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Bike Rack design

I found this bike rack recently, and it works fine for normal bike wheels. However the other side has hooks that face out at about chest height. The hooks are steel but are covered in black plastic ...
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Commuting daily with an Expensive Bike, tips?

I have been commuting to work daily for years now. Sadly I just switched jobs and there is no bike parking, so I have to leave it in the street. My main problem is that I'm riding a Colnago Single ...
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Practical way to park many bicycles in one garage for everyday use?

I have seven bicycles, four of my personal use, and three for each one of my wife, stepson and nephew, all of them adult-sized. My lifestyle involves one or two short daily commutes and a lot of ...
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Parking a bike with wide tyres in a narrow bike rack

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 ...
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Leaving lock on the parking rack - is this rude?

We have a bicycle parking rack near the office building. It's rather large: for about 30-35 bikes. Someone has left their lock (chain or whatever) locked around one part of the rack. So, I've got ...
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Indoor bicycle tray to preclude the rug from getting wet

When I take my bicycle indoors, and there's snow, ice, etc on it, the snow melts and the water runs onto the floor. Long-term water damage to rugs is an issue, and I don't want to leave the bicycle ...
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Whole Bicycle Rack Easily Removed! Is the provider liable?

The story is - Parked and locked the bicycle at a seemingly secure parking-rack provided by a supermarket. I soon discovered that someone had locked my bicycle (and their own) to the rack. Returning a ...
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Looking for an alternative to the Speedlifter Twist / quickly rotate handlebars solution

I'm looking for an alternative to the Speedlifter Twist: http://www.speedlifter.com/twist.php?L=en The only function I'm interested in is the parking feature where I can turn my handlebar 90˚. I have ...
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Can racks cause damage to a bike?

Reading this question about the best way to lift a bike on to a pictured rack, it struck me that I'd be less worried about how to lift the bike than the potential for damage by hanging the bike from ...
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How do you remember which rack you have left your bike in?

I have more than once had to spend time looking for my bike at the station, what’s your method to remember the rack you put it in? Do any town have a system of numbering or labelling the bike racks ...
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Suggestions for outdoor commercial (security/parking) stands

I'm looking for suggestions for space efficient stands for parking multiple bikes. A sports club (not cycling) for which I sit on the committee is looking to solve a bit of a problem. At the moment ...