Never Clamp Your Bike Frame

Given the beatings we often give our bikes on the road or trail, we tend to take for granted the strength of our frames. In many ways, however, they are fragile and need special care. You should never clamp anything down on the finished surface of your bike frame (if you need to clamp your bicycle for storing, repairing or for transport, clamp the seatpost, wheels and fork tips).

- It's not just the paint you need to worry about—many clamping devices apply a great enough pressure to dent or break lightweight tubing.

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