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The Wrong Way to Lock a Bike in Amsterdam

A Visual Guide to Bike Safety & Signs in Amsterdam

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What's missing in this picture?

The Wrong Way to Lock a Bike in Amsterdam

© 2006 Shannon McAllister, licensed to About.com

What's missing in this picture? The front wheel! Always put the heavy chain or U-lock through the frame and front wheel of your bike, then lock it to a permanent or immovable structure, like this bike rack. Because this person only locked the frame, a thief has removed the front wheel -- probably to sell.

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