A picture, as they say, is worth a thousand words. The bike above is locked to a Sheffield stand at Cabots Circus, a shopping mall that signals the start of Bristol city centre. The stands are well used and busy with regular visitors. Sadly, the human traffic didn’t prevent the theft of the wheel.
If you look carefully, you’ll see a long shackle ‘D’ lock embracing the unusual seat tube arrangement and the Sheffield stand. If the lock had been placed between the rear triangle and the spokes of the wheel, the theft would have been prevented. The chain rust is a strong indicator of how the owner responded.
Wherever possible, double up and use both a cheap(ish) cable lock and a good quality ‘D’ lock to secure wheels and frame.