Old 07-26-09, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris D View Post
For lunch or dinner breaks, I'm not sure if I should just lock the bike to the bike rack, or if I should completely remove it and lock it to something more stable. What say you, gurus?
You can probably lock the bike to the car. Try this: put the bike on the rack. Now take a cable and run it through the frame and rear wheel. Put one end of the cable through the other end of the cable, so it's like a noose around the bike. Put a U-Lock through the free loop at the end of the cable and put that end of the cable, plus the lock, in the trunk and close the trunk.

On most cars, the trunk will close over the cable, but you won't be able to pull the cable out of the trunk because of the lock on the other end.

Saris sells an 8' cable plus for about $25 that is designed for this, but any long cable plus lock combination should work. Note that you can keep your locked on the rack as you drive.
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