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Old 07-09-14, 07:44 AM   #1
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I was thinking of having a trailer attached to my bike but what if somebody steals it

If I had a trailer I could stop by grocery and buy some stuff, but are there trailers where only you can detach it from the bike and also won't rust or rot when left outside? (so that you don't have to detach it and attach it every time you come back home or leave home)
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Old 07-09-14, 07:48 AM   #2
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uh ... what?

A trailer you can detach, but not so you don't have to detach and attach when you get home or leave home?
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Old 07-09-14, 07:49 AM   #3
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Burly Travoy , take it in, with you .. they handle off the bike like a fridge dolly.. but lighter and folds down.

why .. are you planning to live outdoors?
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uh ... what?

A trailer you can detach, but not so you don't have to detach and attach when you get home or leave home?
Because it would be obnoxious to detach it and attach it everyday. I just want to have it outside together with the bike (attached to the bike) but only detachable with a key, and of a material that won't rot after rain.
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Old 07-09-14, 08:23 AM   #5
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Because it would be obnoxious to detach it and attach it everyday. I just want to have it outside together with the bike (attached to the bike) but only detachable with a key, and of a material that won't rot after rain.
Sounds like you're after something different than a traditional trailer.

Maybe a different type of bike altogether:



or a trailer like this:



I'm sure you could lock it to the bike somehow.

Or an extra cycle:

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Old 07-09-14, 09:17 AM   #6
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I think this is a great question. I worry about my trailer a lot of times when I go into a store. No great way to lock it up.
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I would think they would be more likely to steal the whole rig. But if you're worried carry a couple extra cables with locks. Lock all of them to something and each other.
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I worry about some of you. I have the trailer that is shown in the picture. It is dead easy to attach and detach. Even every day. Even two or more times in the same day! You don't use a trailer every day, but say you did, then... even better, you don't ever detach it. Simple.

When I lock my bike with the trailer attached, I run the cable lock through the trailer tongue and the rear section of my bike. The front wheels are not quick release. If I am in a high crime area I use a U-lock on the bike and use the cable lock to lock the trailer to the rear section of the bike. If I had it to do over again (are you listening o.p.) I would probably get the Xtracycle kit that is pictured below my trailer and call it good. FWIW.

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I would think they would be more likely to steal the whole rig. But if you're worried carry a couple extra cables with locks. Lock all of them to something and each other.
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use a U-lock on the bike and use the cable lock to lock the trailer to the rear section of the bike.
Duh.....oh yeah. Cables, who'd thunk of them???
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Use a locking pin.
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I'll second the Burley Travoy. It takes all of about 2 seconds to attach and remove. If that's too much work, then well.......you have issues. lol Here's some pics for your viewing pleasure of me using my Travoy to grocery shop. I also have a BOB Ibex, but this is the cats pajamas for shopping. It detaches, becomes your grocery cart, then you simply attatch and ride home.

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Just, Store may think you will bypass the checkout with your trailer rather than using their shopping trolley .

I just bring in Empty Panniers , to be filled at check out
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Run cable through trailer frame, through bike wheels, around post, lock with Ulock. You can get many sizes of cable, this one is 30'. I use a 10' cable to lock my Chariot Cougar 1 to my bike.
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