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BikeNeophyte
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Mini U-lock & Sheldon Brown method

Hello fellow commuters/hybrid bikers!

My first post on this site.

I am considering to go with a mini U-lock and I know about the Sheldon Brown method of using it: Lock Strategy

But I still can't wrap my head around it.

I have Quick Release wheels and want to keep them that way. How can using the mini U-lock only for the rim (inside the triangle of the frame) prevent someone from simply using the Quick Release and taking the frame?

I freely admit I can't think 3-dimensionally well! Thank goodness I'm not a surgeon!

Thanks in advance for any simple explanation you guys can give!

BTW, I live in San Francisco where tons of bikes get stolen all the time and the other thing I worry about -- assuming the Sheldon Brown method will work for me -- is that crooks might see only my rear wheel being locked as an easy mark and attempt to steal the bike, thus wrecking it if not taking it.
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