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    Do you ever lock your bike to your roof rack ?

    Or are you ok with just using the locking mechanism on the tray ? Example: your done riding and you decide to do some food shopping. Do you throw an extra lock on your bike by locking it yo your roof rack on your car ?

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    I have used a cable lock to secure a bike to the roof rack. No locking mechanism on the trays.
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    Mine is on the tray also, but i feel even when locked, you could force it open.

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    No, but I do lock mine on the trunk rack.

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    I always use the tray lock. If I will be out of sight of th bike for more than a few minutes, the cable lock goes on.
    When facing a difficult task, act as though its impossible to fail.

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    My rack has locks to keep it from being removed from the car. And when I'm parked somewhere with the bike on it, I use a cable lock as well. I just make sure to remove it before driving off - I don't need that thing banging around on my car's roof, or on the bike.
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    I have a hitch rack with a special bolt mount (Allen) and I always lock the bike to the rack if I'm leaving the vehicle out of site for a few moments. In higher potential threat areas I use my Krypto NY lock. Otherwise, I use my heavy cable lock.
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    My old Saris roof rack has a cable that anchors in a groove in the cross bars. I run the cable through bike frames and wheels. I will stop the bikes from flying off the car if the front QR slips (this has happened) and will deter casual thieves.

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    Yes, do it all the time when we travel with our bikes. No big deal. Thwarts the casual thief; the pros would just cut the cable.

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