General Cycling Discussion - Creating a Bike Rack (or something to lock to)
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So, keeping my bike inside isn't really feasible (for space purposes and I live in an upstairs/downstairs with limited room on the landing) and I don't have a bike rack. But there are a few trees that are in the front but unobtrusive and I was thinking about trying to rig something up to lock my bike to. Question is how/what...
Any suggestions? Or other ideas for creating something secure enough to lock to?
Obviously whatever I lock too will be the weak link, but I don't think it will be facing any really determined thieves... This isn't a high theft area, but I'm certainly not going to leave my ride unlocked!
06-25-08, 02:57 AM
Assuming yer area is completely secured, OK. The prob with leaving it outside is moisture. If yer OK with that, look for water pipes, railings etc.
Can u put a big hook up the ceilling and hang it a-la-Seinfeld?
Nothing like that to hook to. I might resort to hanging it inside. Or figuring out some lock mechanism and throwing a tarp over it alongside the BBQ grill and my off-season tires...
If you are up for a do it yourself task, you can always follow the instructions for digging a post hole and sink into concrete a metal fencepost or use something like this (http://www.rackattack.com/product-pages/saris-6257-cement-or-asphalt-anchor-kit.asp) and a Saris bike rack for something theft resistant and permanent. Saris has anchors that can go into the ground without needing cement as well, such as this (http://www.rackattack.com/product-pages/saris-6258-earth-anchor-kit.asp) one.
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