Here's a picture of the geartie method in action.

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On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 9:05:54 AM UTC-5, Tom Wyland wrote:
>
> I have two bikes with baskets.  One has a steering lock built into the 
> headset. Very handy.  On the other I use Nite Ize Gear Ties (18"). I put 
> them through the wheel and around the downtube when parked. They are rubber 
> coated wire, so they stay straight when you shove them through your spokes. 
> Much less fussy than using straps or bungees.
>
> Here's a link: http://www.niteize.com/product/Gear-Tie-18.asp
>
>
> On Friday, June 9, 2017 at 3:46:24 PM UTC-4, Ash wrote:
>>
>> Happy Friday everyone!
>>
>> Today my Appa made its first 24 mile commute to work, with my laptop bag 
>> and bunch of other things in the front on Mark's rack/Wald's basket combo.
>>
>> With all that weight in the front, keeping the bike stable while not 
>> moving was a big problem.  This is because the steering mechanism would 
>> turn all the way to the right or left, causing the bike to move and fall.   
>>
>> Perhaps the solution is to somehow lock the front wheel to the down tube. 
>>  Quick search on the inter webs told me that there used to be something 
>> called Flickstand.  It doesn't exist anymore.
>>
>> How do you folks deal with this situation?  Velcro the wheel to down tube 
>> maybe?  Is there a better option?
>>
>

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