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    1Up rack security

    I was loading my bike on my 1Up hitch receiver rack, and noted that all someone had to do to steal my bike would be to loosen/take off the nuts on the arms, slide the bolts out and the bike would be gone. I realize there is pressure on the bolts, making them hard to slide out, but I think a persistent thief could do it. Sure, I lock my bike to the rack, but in that case, the thief could undo the four nuts down by the reciever, and he would have my bike AND most of the rack. All they would need is a single crescent wrench.

    I know I'm being paranoid, but humor me here, is there any way to prevent this from happening?
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    Yes, never leave your bike unattended or out of sight for more time than it takes to undo those bolts.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    I love mine, but 20 seconds with a sawzall and the bike is gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Yes, never leave your bike unattended or out of sight for more time than it takes to undo those bolts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Yes, never leave your bike unattended or out of sight for more time than it takes to undo those bolts.
    Could you describe, in 4 paragraphs or more, how I would do this?








































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    A lot of talk about nuts....


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    Or they could steal your car.

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    Sad but true, if I have the bike on the vehicle, it's locked through frame and wheels, up to the hitch. (Not just locked to the rack)
    Never leave bike unattended for long periods of time.

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    it takes time to undo those bolts. any motivated thief would
    cut through.

    i have the cable lock but I don't use it
    because i don't
    leave the bike on back where I can't see it.

    before my 1up I had 12 years with a Yakima roof rack with similar cable lock that is just a time deterrent. never had a bike stolen off the Yakima but the key was not leaving them on and out of sight.

    one time I was meeting guy at shopping mall lot to sell some parts and had one of bikes on the roof. truck with 3 guys came and parked a row over. then they backed out drove around to another soot facing me, and again and again. it occurred to me they were waiting for me to run into the mall so they could steal my bike. i just sat there for about 40 minutes waiting for this Craigslist no-show. then i left and they left, too.

    leaving them on the vehicle unattended for a lengthy period, which may be 10 minutes at a mall, is going to get them gone. inside the vehicle and out of sight is much safer.

    i love my 1up, security is a nonissue for me because I don't expect any from it.


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    What about the kryptonite square link chains and high end locks? Anyone have any info?
    I keep my bikes in view all the time but would still like some security.

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