>>> A better way to secure a bike; secure the back wheel <<< I came across this technique "by accident" as I needed to prevent the rear end of my bike from bouncing around in my utility trailer as I drove over a washboard road; I ran a strap around the rim/tire, then around a side rail on the trailer, then back through the tire to the rail on the other side, and then back to the ratcheting mechanism near the wheel. What was critical was the strap wrapped over itself at the tire and on one of the side rails, and these wraps then prevented movement of the strap. It's also important that the side rail wrap points were lower than the tire wrap point. When I tightened the strap by way of the ratchet, the wheel was drawn down into the trailer, and because the strap couldn't move/shift on the trailer or tire, the bike stayed vertical and was held in position. So when it came time to secure the front forks, I could run them very loose with almost with no compression on the fork mechanisms. Basically, the fork straps are now just for safety.