I hate to see bikes locked up on poles in cities that fallen over and now are lying down on the floor creating an obstacle for pedestrians. I hate it even more when my loaded bike is falling over while I am eating a sandwitch or talking to a friend while taking a rest. I found a way to easily fix this. Using a piece of an old road bike inner tube you can tie down the front brake making the front wheel immobile (if this wheel rolls, then the bike will fall over -even a strong bike stand won’t stop it). By having the front wheel brake activated the bike becomes immovable even on inclined planes. This way you eliminate all the forces that make the bike too unstable for the stand to control. With this quick and easy technique you can leave your bike on a tree or a wall without having to worry about it.