Your bicycle’s lock jammed or you lost the last key for it? Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of freeing the bike with bolt cutters.
We answer your top questions about cycling to help you become a better rider.
What’s a Good Length for a Bike Lock?
A good lock will keep your bike safe when you’re not around. Now let’s get a little more specific.
Can You Change Your Bike Frame’s Color?
Yes, you can. The question is if you’re willing to pay up and have it done for you, or set several days aside to learn how to do it yourself.
Can You Bring a Bicycle Lock on a Plane?
Need to fly with your bike? Here’s how to maximize the chance of your bike lock passing airport security.
Can You Cut a Bike Lock With a Hacksaw?
Did you lose your bike lock key? Click here to see how to cut of your bike lock and free your bike.
Where Do I Carry My Bike Lock While Riding?
Cycling is great, but lugging bike locks isn’t! Check out some ideas on how to carry your bike lock easily and safely.
Are All Bike Lock Keys the Same?
No, they’re definitely not the same. Nor are they unique. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to your bike lock’s keys.
How to Lock Two Bikes Together, Properly
Two bikes are better than one, especially if you’re a bike thief. Here’s how to lock up your rides so that neither gets stolen.
How to Lock a Bike With Quick-Release Wheels
Don’t let your quick-release wheels disappear! Check out our guide to locking your bike wheels up tight.
Do Steel Bike Frames Rust?
The answer in a nutshell? They do. The only questions are how to recognize it before it becomes a problem—and what to do about it when it does.
Do Aluminum Bike Frames Crack?
All metal bicycle frames crack. The question is how easily and quickly does this happen—and what to do when it happens to yours.
Can You Lock Your Bike to a Lamppost?
Should you lock your bike to this streetlight? Check out our guide to the dos and don’ts of locking up your bike.
Can You Lock Your Bike to a Parking Meter?
You can. It’s your bike, and the parking meter’s just sitting there. Should you lock your bike to a parking meter? That’s a whole different story!
How to Lock Your Bike Without a Rack
Don’t let your bike get stolen again. When there’s no bike rack around, these tips and tricks will help you lock your bike securely.
Can You Ride a Bike With a Dent in the Frame?
You (or someone else) dent the frame of your bicycle. Can you still ride without worrying or do you have a problem to solve now?
Where Do Bicycle Frames Crack?
Bike frames inevitably fatigue and crack. And it usually happens in one of these four spots. So here’s how to inspect them.
Can You Lock Your Bike to a Tree?
If you can’t lock the bike to a rack, can you at least tree it? Why locking your bike to a tree isn’t a good idea—and what to do instead.
Can You Fix Your Bike’s Tire With Duct Tape?
Duct tape can fix everything! But can you use it to patch up a punctured bike tire? Here’s what you need to know.
Can You Fix a Bent Bicycle Frame?
Sometimes, you can. But even then, the question is whether you really want to. This guide will help you decide.
Frame Fatigue: How Long Do Bike Frames Last?
Your bike’s frame is what holds everything together. But for how long can it keep it up?
Can You Sandblast Aluminum Bike Frames?
You can blast them, that’s for sure. Just not with silica sand. Ask the paint shop to use these blasting media instead.
Can You Ride With Different-Width Bike Tires?
Mounting tires of different widths on the rims will help some notch the perfect ride. For others, it’ll make no difference.
Can You Change the Size of Your Bike’s Tires?
When it comes to your bike’s tires, size matters. So let’s talk about if you can—or should—consider changing the size of your tires.
Are Kevlar Bike Tires Worth It?
No, these tires are not bulletproof. But they’re as close to being puncture-proof as bicycle tires come. Consider paying extra for them.
Why Do Good Bike Tires Cost So Much?
Bike tires should be as reliable as your gear. Here’s why the good ones don’t come cheap (and why they make a difference).
Are Bike Tire Liners Worth It?
If you get punctures all too often due to goatheads and other foreign objects on the road, bicycle tire liners can be a real boon.
How to Clean White-Walled Bike Tires
Your bike’s white-walled tires have turned yellow? These techniques will help you clean them and make them white again.