How To Lock Your Bike To A Car Rack
You now have a bike to car lock.
How to lock your bike to a car rack. Will vousden jun 5 15 at 7 50. You can have an externally accessible tow loop retrofitted to the car and then you could lock the bike with a cable through that loop. That way you spend 5 minuits locking your bikes up then the theives would have to spend 10 min to take them. I always go with the more the better approach when locking my bike up.
I was afraid it would be cheap and flimsy but it seems sturdy enough to hold my mountain bike with 29 tires. And when the anchor is your car you also risk the thief damaging the car in his her attempts to remove the bikes. In some cases a bike thief might steal an entire rack and all bikes attached to it and in other cases if left outside overnight the bars of your u lock could be cut and cables snipped. Defenitly use the thule locks along with the plate lock and a cable lock would be your best bet.
You need to do some analysis in your mind first and then choose the option. Even the toughest of bike locks will only slow a well equipped thief for a matter of minutes. This should help protect your bike your car and your carrier. Lock your bike in the middle of lots of other bikes.
A lock is a deterrent and nothing more. For a bike with a quick release front wheel remove it and put it next to the rear wheel when you secure your lock. Check it out if you are interested in seeing a more in depth look at the bike rack. And there re plenty of other options that can be used as a replacement for bike racks.
Choose a busy area with cctv. A summary of where to lock your bike in the street. Not a bad bike rack for the price. As well as park in the most obvious spot right in the sight of everybody.
You should always look for bike racks but if can t find them only then look for alternatives to lock your bike with. The insulation is totally optional it just depends on how worried you are about scratches. To lock your bike start by threading a d or u lock through the rims of the front and back wheels the rear frame and the handle bars and attaching it to an immovable object. From here just thread the padded chain through the trunk loop the bike carrier and your bike and padlock the ends of the chain together.
I installed it on my oem subaru cross bars. Don t lock your bike outside places you ll clearly be for a long time. I also made a how to install video and uploaded it on youtube. Google your vehicle make and model and add the words tow hooks or tow points for ideas or talk to a qualified auto mechanic dealer.
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