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Locking up a Tryke?

Old 04-05-11, 08:43 PM
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Locking up a Tryke?

Hey all,

Asking this question on behalf of a friend who just purchased an adult tricycle as she has fibromyalgia and can't bare to ride a regular two wheeler. SO, do any of you have tips on locking a tryke up efficiently?

Guide me to another thread or reply with your own advice...thanks in advance
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Chain the frame to a solid object like a fence or pole
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Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
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Really? Just a chain? No U-lock with cable to the front tire? I'm guessing the thing to worry about is front tire ?
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Old 04-05-11, 10:04 PM
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Really? Just a chain? No U-lock with cable to the front tire? I'm guessing the thing to worry about is front tire ?
People worry to much about theft when they should just insure the the trike (it's cheap on your homeowners/renters policy). If locked up in some fashion the insurance company has to pay if stolen.

I say this since all the locks in the world won't keep a determined , or skilled, thief from taking the trike. At least you only have to pay once if insured.
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Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
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I believe renters/home insurance only covers if it's stolen from home. My friend was more thinking about stores, coffee shops, etc.
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People worry to much about theft when they should just insure the the trike (it's cheap on your homeowners/renters policy). If locked up in some fashion the insurance company has to pay if stolen.

I say this since all the locks in the world won't keep a determined , or skilled, thief from taking the trike. At least you only have to pay once if insured.
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Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
People worry to much about theft when they should just insure the the trike (it's cheap on your homeowners/renters policy). If locked up in some fashion the insurance company has to pay if stolen.

I say this since all the locks in the world won't keep a determined , or skilled, thief from taking the trike. At least you only have to pay once if insured.

+1 Chains and locks only stop the mostly moral. The Determined and prepared thief is going to find a way.
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Kryptonite. Hardened , square link chain, [and a beefy padlock]
is going to require a disc grinder to cut.

the square link material resists bolt cutters ,and the tempered steel
is way stronger than Mild steel round link chain.

You could combine it with a U lock if You wish.
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