How to Make a DIY Bicycle Lock

Keep your bike from being stolen with the power of the Internet. Here’s everything you need to know to make a DIY bike lock.

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.

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.

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.

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.