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Fork Block?(3 posts)

Fork Block?MisJG
May 29, 2003 11:13 AM
Gonna start riding my bike to work soon and I need to lock it up securely which means removing the front wheel and locking it along with the frame and rear wheel to something solid with my trusty Kryptonite U-Lock. What (if anything) should I use to keep the forks from damage? I was thinking about buying something like this http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.cfm?SKU=3702
It's small (fitting into my panniers), not too expensive, would do the job, etc. Just calling on the creativity of the board to see if there is a home-made solution to this problem that I would rather use.
Not sure you need anything....cory
May 29, 2003 12:04 PM
I've locked bikes that way for years with no fork damage. I guess you could chip the paint on the bottom of the dropouts, but I've never looked to see if it really happens. If that's what you're concerned about, how about carrying a couple of 1-inch lengths of something like plastic tubing (a few cents a foot at Home Depot) to slip over the fork blades? Cheap, weighs next to nothing and goes on in 1.2 second.
re: Fork Block?Spoke Wrench
May 29, 2003 2:17 PM
Every new bike comes in the carton with a little plastic thingie between the fork blades. ANY bike shop should give you one as a freebie.