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Old 10-09-16, 04:47 PM
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locking up with a trailer?

I just recently picked up a BOB trailer and i have built a grocery getter bike (triple) for towing it. All is fine but im wondering how do you lock up when you get to the store or destination? Id hate to come out and find my trailer missing or worse yet.....the rear wheel and trailer. That skewer was almost 30 bucks alone.

Just a long cable through the trailer, rear wheel and bike frame with U lock around the bike frame.....and to the rack?

Seems like a dumb question really but im curious what others have done.
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Old 10-09-16, 05:51 PM
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Not sure BOB trailers are high theft items and if they are I'd pick up a spare skewer at the pawn shop

Actually I'd say a light cable through your normal bike lock and the BOB's frame should be fine.

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Thanks. Thats what i figured. I sure wish we had better public bicycle parking in front of our stores. It always seems like an afterthought or no thought at all for most places and its almost always inadequate.
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Most of my town trips is with a ragged looking Burley trailer. So far nobody has touched it or the contents while I'm shopping. I suppose it is always a risk. I do have a BOB, but haven't used it much yet.

I won't leave any high value targets visible in the trailer, so if I'm carrying a computer, for example, it goes straight home without stopping for additional shopping.

On one occasion (movie theater), I disconnected the trailer, and snagged the frame with my U-Lock.

My standard cable locks have difficulties reaching trailer tires, but I suppose if you lock up the rear wheel of your bike, then you could lock a trailer frame to the rear wheel of your bike with a bit shorter of a cable.
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lock up your bike like 'reglar.
cheap coil lock secures trailer frame to rear bike tire.

remove the trailer wheel and carry in with you.
jeeze, who'd wanna steal a broken trailer?
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Old 10-09-16, 10:18 PM
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If you go to the garage door section of your home improvement store you will find a cable that goes inside the spring that lifts the door. It's about 8' by 1/8 or 3/16 pretty light, rolls up easy, loops on both ends.
Or you can go to the section that sells chain. There they will have plastic coated cable sold by the foot, various diameters, also the crimp-on things to make end loops. Make up what you want.
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