Leaving a high-priced bike locked up in the city can often be a frightening task if you don’t know how to do it properly. Thankfully, Bike Habitat’s Hal Ruzal has a guide to not just locking up your bike, but blocking people from taking parts too.
While the bulk of the video talks about simple tricks like locking a U-lock through the frame and wheel and checking to make sure the pole you’re locking to isn’t movable, he has a few extra tips up his sleeve. One of the most handy is using extra bike chain to create a small lock system for you saddle and seat post (you can make this yourself by following this Instructable). He also recommends using pentagon sized bolts for your wheels, and stuffing epoxy into the handlebar assembly so thieves can’t easily loosen them.