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Best way to lock up a bike and child trailer(burley encore)

Old 05-30-15, 04:35 PM
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Best way to lock up a bike and child trailer(burley encore)

Hey folks,
I have been using my Burley Encore for the past two years with my son, but have only done small rides of less than 20 miles.This year I would like to do longer rides and maybe ride to places and events where I would have to lock up the bike and trailer. I rarely see bikes with trailers locked up places and have no idea how to lock mine up. Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated and especially photos. Thanks!
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Old 06-01-15, 08:29 AM
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I never used to lock up / worry about the trailer. I'd just lock the bike. I guess you could use a second cable lock and loop it around some of the trailer frame and then to a pole, etc.
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Old 06-01-15, 07:24 PM
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I don't know if this will work with Burley's hitch, but just a matter of course I use a long hasp padlock on my trailers instead of the stock hitch pin. I found long hasp locks by Master which have the same pin diameter as the stock part so there is no free play - it fits the pin hole just as the pin does.

Of course this just discourages opportunistic theft, and then it only works with a nutted axle - and with the assumption that a potential thief has no wrench in his pocket.

If I am going to be away from the bike and trailer for a longer period - like at the mall or grocery store - I either run a cable through the trailer frame and the chainstays, or, if I really don't like the place I am forced to leave the rig, I can unhitch the trailer and secure it to the bike frame or bike rack or both with the u-lock, but I rarely use this last option.

It may also be sufficient to run a cable lock through the trailer wheels and loop it through the frame to both secure the wheels and make the trailer unrollable.
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My first though was to use my cable lock as well. or maybe removing the wheels and locking them to the frame and post via a bike lock.
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