I did a search, couldn't find anything so here goes..
I just have a 10 miles riding one way commute.. The rest of it, I used the subway.. I have never used that attaching the bike to the front of a bus before.. However, places I want to go, much further away, can be reached by using the bus, and the front racks.. Didn't want to try it with my sweet bikes that I commute on, so on Sunday, I took my #2 beater out for some trial runs on the front of the bus. I am no techie, my wife is.. With that said, I was leary. However, that is what my beater bike is for.. Hookup was two moves.. Nice.. I sat right up front to try to detect any looseness in the rack. The bike was solidly in place.. I did that about 5 to 6 times yesterday and all went well. This morning for my commute, although weather was clear and warm, I grabbed the #2 beater bike again. Took a bus ride when I didn't have to just going through the moves. Again, piece of cake..
Now, am I ready to chance my good bikes on the bus rig?? First, I have heard about theives snatching bikes off of buses, so I am going to stay with the beaters for a while on the buses. See how that goes..