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Leaving lock on the parking rack - is this rude?

Whether it's rude is a matter of local custom. Whether you're offended by it depends on your flexibility and sensitivity Often, we cyclists can become a little over sensitive, after having to defend ...
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What is the difference between a bike dock and a bike rack?

In the context described, I believe that bike docks are specific to bikeshare systems. They lock the bicycle in place, and the locking mechanism is integrated into the docks. Each bikeshare system ...
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Leaving lock on the parking rack - is this rude?

I'd pick a different spot in the rack if possible. But if I was in a hurry or there wasn't another suitable place I'd use it (e.g. my bike doesn't fit on the bottom of the double stacker at the ...
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Practical way to park many bicycles in one garage for everyday use?

You don't say what other uses you have for the garage, but lets presume the floor space is a premium, otherwise a row of bikes racks is the obvious, cheap and best solution. 7 bikes will fit into 5 ...
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Commuting daily with an Expensive Bike, tips?

I think that picking up a second bike is definitely a good approach. Not only does it allow you to not risk your more expensive bike getting stolen, but it allows you to have a bike more suitable to ...
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Bike Rack design

My guess is that these are meant to hold bikes at the handlebar: From the side currently facing the wall you would hang your bike with the handlebar over the two hooks, such that the front wheel is ...
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Leaving lock on the parking rack - is this rude?

This will depend on MANY things, including but not limited to: local custom office politics special concerns (I can't think of any, but more in this later) utilization of the rack your feelings on ...
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Parking a bike with wide tyres in a narrow bike rack

The solution in my particular case turns out to be that the 2" Marathons are actually no wider than the 1.9" knobblies - when fitted on my wheels and at my current inflation pressure of about 3 bar, ...
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Where can you park your bike?

You have various options, mostly depending on your local regulation, facilities and length of your parking time: Bike lockers Bike stalls Trees, poles or rails (ironically in the picture the bike ...
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What is the difference between a bike dock and a bike rack?

You would have to ask the person using the term "dock" to know for sure what they mean when they use the term "dock". That said… Based on the examples you've given, and consistent ...
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Parking rear-wheel first: which sprocket to put rear derailleur in?

You're unlikely to get the derailleur outside the rack with much clearance, so the chances of knocking it getting the bike out again are quite high. It may even be possible for someone to bump the ...
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What is the difference between a bike dock and a bike rack?

Rack can be several different things in cycling A place to slot a wheel on your bike, for parking The rack over the front/back wheel for carrying parcels/bags/panniers A structure on the rear of a ...
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What is the difference between a bike dock and a bike rack?

Bike rack is a very common term used for a place people can leave their bikes. I would consider this pretty generic and that it could be used for many things. A person could be fussy and claim that ...
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Can bicycle parking stands damage wheels?

I guess it partly depends on the wheel/bicycle. Smaller, sturdier wheels (e.g. 26"/559mm MTBs) should be more resistant. With road bikes I’ve observed that they often lean on the spokes. This is ...
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Where is the best place to park a folding bike?

if you can: carry it with you. When I was riding my brompton to school, I'd just fold it and take it into buildings and classrooms with me. There were some building guards that didn't like bicycles, ...
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Where is the best place to park a folding bike?

If you're going to lock it to something, either lock it to something that's "yours" (e.g. in the sense of your desk, which really belongs to your employer) or lock it to a bike rack (presumably). If ...
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Practical way to park many bicycles in one garage for everyday use?

If you want to keep all the bikes on the floor, you can get wooden pallets, cut them in half and attached the one half perpendicular to the other one. Make sure to align the slits so the tires will ...
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Practical way to park many bicycles in one garage for everyday use?

I use simple metal hooks insted of expensive constructions. I agree, that the best will be to leave yours three bicycles on the floor, placing them into low front-wheel grips for instance. But be sure ...
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Where can you park your bike?

A secure bike rack is my first choice. Many business offer them. I avoid cheap racks that are not as strong as my lock. If there is a parking garage there will often be a bike rack in the garage....
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Parking a bike with wide tyres in a narrow bike rack

You can either put the back wheel outside the rails and use your lock or a velcro strap to hold it in place. If someone has a real need, consider using a jack or two crowbars to spread the rails of ...
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Leaving lock on the parking rack - is this rude?

Does the lock make it harder for another person to use that space? If so leaving the lock is rude. If not then it is not rude. If parking your own bike in that space makes it harder for the lock owner ...
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Parking a bike with wide tyres in a narrow bike rack

If your current tyres are knobbly right out to the shoulders and your new ones much smoother you might get away with it. But you won't know until you try it by which point you've bought at least one ...
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Parking a bike with wide tyres in a narrow bike rack

I cannot comment but here is an idea: did you ask your workplace to install a more versatile bikerack? I know it is far fetched but sometimes people surprise your if you ask nicely.
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Leaving lock on the parking rack - is this rude?

The polite thing for the lock owner to do would be to "store" the lock in a place in the rack (eg; at the base) where it's not in anyone's way. If it's stored in an inobtrusive place or manner,then ...
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Suggestions for outdoor commercial (security/parking) stands

If you are looking for more modern solutions since you have double tier parking systems nowadays such as this one: Figure: "Fietsparkeersytemen" from VConsyst. This system makes it easy to ...
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Bike Rack design

Unicycle racks, of course. You would hang the unicycle by its seat on the rear hooks. This way both unicycle and bicycle users could coexist. Every university bike stand should have these.
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How should I warn someone I haven't met that their bike is locked insecurely?

It can be intentional, and your concern might not be theirs. It's common in Europe to use "beater bikes", with the idea that it's not a big deal if the bike got stolen. The inconvenience of ...
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Is it possible to use a tailgate pad and hitch mount rack at the same time?

You have a truck with an open utility bed? You can put at lease half a dozen bikes in there, the problem is getting the bikes to not damage each other. Some people build racks inside the bed to ...
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Bike Rack design

Possibilities that occurred to me: Coat rack? The plastic host is redundant. Frame hooks? You might get a single bike hung over two/four hooks. Saddle hook? Given the height of the loop, it could ...
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Commuting daily with an Expensive Bike, tips?

I agree with Kibbee. Would also recommend going fixed for the ultimate in simplicity and weather-proofing as I don't suppose they'll be any shelter for it parking on the street.
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