The ramblings of a Manchester cyclist
1 As it the set up i use when i go to the supermarket - Depressingly if I leave the bike longer than that a long chain goes through the back wheel and frame
Just to be awkward, none of the above!My main bike devoid of quick-releases so I just loop a cable around the stand, and secure it's loop through the Dutch rear wheel lock (like yours in option 1).If I'm just popping in somewhere briefly I just use the wheel lock.That said, my bike isn't as posh as yours Darryl!
It is amazing how many people seem to fail to grasp that certain parts of a bike can be removed, easily. I saw a step through earlier which was locked by its solitary downtube. Not hard to steak that one.Personally on the DL-1, I use a new York lock through the rear wheel, seat-tube and stand, with a cable through the front wheel, saddle and rack, ending up inside the rear wheel-lock.
I will award pass marks to you all. You have each been able to demonstrate the fundamental aspects required to secure a bicycle. Steve achieved 100% for actually using the examples given and choosing the correct one. Excellent answer.Ian would have achieved 80% but was marked down 10% for his display of poshism and a further 5% for being cheeky so ended with 65%. A respectable pass mark but could do better!MrC achieved 85% for his clear demonstration of a suitable alternative to example 1. Well done.
Example 4: Fold up your Brompton and stick it under the table.
@JimThis question focused on cycle security using locks. Of course if you wish to cheat and use a folding bike that is your choice but us real cyclists have to use something solid and fixed. An 'Example 4' was not therefore provided. ;-)