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Gaiamoon 08-16-05 02:38 PM

Locking trunk racks?
 
Does anyone have a locking bike rack for their trunk (one that will work on a sedan)? It doesn't seem that bike racks that hook to the trunk have locks. I want to start taking my bike on camping trips/excursions, but I can't watch it like a hawk all day long and our car isn't big enough for 2 bikes in the trunk plus gear. Any recommendations? Thanks. I can't be the only one looking for this..

Jaye 08-16-05 04:42 PM

I would like to have one of these as well however it really wouldn't do much since a thief could just cut the straps attaching it to the trunk and take the whole thing, worrying about the locks at their leisure.

CastIron 08-16-05 05:26 PM

The locks on ANY bike rack are just a safety catch with a key. Really, don't rely on them to secure your bike from theft. I'd suggest you run a u-lock through your bikes and a cable to the tow loop just under your bumper.

Billy Ray 08-17-05 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CastIron
The locks on ANY bike rack are just a safety catch with a key. Really, don't rely on them to secure your bike from theft. I'd suggest you run a u-lock through your bikes and a cable to the tow loop just under your bumper.

x2

BR

Gaiamoon 08-17-05 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CastIron
The locks on ANY bike rack are just a safety catch with a key. Really, don't rely on them to secure your bike from theft. I'd suggest you run a u-lock through your bikes and a cable to the tow loop just under your bumper.


Great idea, never thought of doing that. I'm sure our car has one of those tow loop thingies. Thanks!


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