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    Senior Member Atophy's Avatar
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    How do you lock your trikes ?

    As a future trike owner I'm preoccupied with protecting my investment, how do you folks lock your trikes up ?
    Pics, brands, suggestions, musings ?
    I will not ever trust my trike to a combination lock, especially not the chain locks. I can crack them myself and have the software and schematics to build a device to crack dudley locks in 5 to 10 min automatically.
    Weight is a concern, I've seen a kryptonite chain lock, would do the trick for sure, but I swear it weighs more than the trike I'm getting.
    Stupidity is by far the greatest destructive force in the history of humanity.

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    It is kinda a crap shoot. Most any kind of a lock or cable with a padlock will keep honest people honest. They will probably protect your trike from joy riding kids. However I really dont know of a way to fully protect your trike in all cases. A bike thief with a battery powered dremel tool can cut thru most cables and locks in under a minute.

    BTW after having a bike stolen out of the back of my garage while my wife was tending flowers, I now lock up both my bike and trike in the garage. I can at least show the police and my Ins company that I tried to protect them.

    Bottom line here is that I never let my bike or trike out of my site when I am out riding. If I am at a cafe having coffee or something I lock them up with a light weigh cable and padlock. Hopefully it will slow down a thief long enough for me to get to him.
    Last edited by rydabent; 10-31-13 at 08:20 AM.

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    A lot depends upon the crime rate in the area where you live. I have a decade of trike riding under my belt and have never had a problem with securing the trikes. I do lock my trike with a cable lock if I am going inside a store because that just make sense. If I lived in a high-crime part of town I would be a lot more paranoid about having them stolen. Trikes are a lot more unusual than a standard DF bike which makes them a little easier to find if stolen and a bit harder to sell without attracting my attention. I haven't come across anyone who has had one stolen in this town or read about a theft in the paper.

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    15' of 1/2" thick cable and a padlock pretty much does the trick for me.
    "Obstacles don't like me very much. I make them look bad."

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    Senior Member Atophy's Avatar
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    I think I've figured out how to thief PROOF a bike ! http://lock8.me/blog/wp-content/uplo..._lock-mess.jpg
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    My wife uses the Master cuff type lock on her Magnum. Heavy, but very secure.
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