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    Pro tip

    When your lean your bike against a tree, fencepost, picnic table, stone wall, or portajohn, always prop it against the rear tire. The bike will stay put and be much less likely to roll and tip over than if you use the bar, seat, or toptube as the contact point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
    When your lean your bike against a tree, fencepost, picnic table, stone wall, or portajohn, always prop it against the rear tire. The bike will stay put and be much less likely to roll and tip over than if you use the bar, seat, or toptube as the contact point.
    Is there a part "B" to this story?

    You should add this to the sticky, cryptid. It's a good bit of advice that seriously gets taken for granted.

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    Pro tip? Don't pros just hand their bike to a rookie mechanic so he can hold it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Is there a part "B" to this story?
    Nope. I try and make one helpful post per year and that was it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
    I try and make one helpful post per year . . . .
    How's that worked out for you? I'm contemplating doing it this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    How's that worked out for you? I'm contemplating doing it this year.
    Waaaayyyy too early in the year to put up a useful post!

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    Hmm......... tried that one, without a lot of success.

    I put an elastic hair tie on my left grip, to slip over the brake lever when I park it. Works perfectly.

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    Why not just use your kickstand?
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Did you lose a 'y' around here somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DX-MAN View Post
    Hmm......... tried that one, without a lot of success.

    I put an elastic hair tie on my left grip, to slip over the brake lever when I park it. Works perfectly.
    never thought of this, nice

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    I always fine it easiest to prop it with the handlebar... meh.

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