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    Locking Bike - 1UP USA Rack

    Just got the 1UP rack and love it, anyone using the wheel lock they sell for it, thoughts? Should I go cable instead?

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    I love the cable lock 1up sells. Yes, you could cut a cable quickly but it requires a cutter that is unique and huge and very few people have one. Everyone has the means to bust a U lock because everyone has a hydraulic jack in their car.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in southwest Utah

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    I keep my bikes "locked" on my rack by keeping my car insight, if my bikes are on it and always having my Glock G26 in my pocket, in case I ever need to use it.

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    I ended up going with the Serpent motorcycle cable lock from Cycle Gear, they are blowing them out for $7.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey44 View Post
    I keep my bikes "locked" on my rack by keeping my car insight, if my bikes are on it and always having my Glock G26 in my pocket, in case I ever need to use it.
    You seriously carry a Glock in your pocket everywhere you go? Where do you live? Yemen? You would seriously kill somebody over a bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    I love the cable lock 1up sells. Yes, you could cut a cable quickly but it requires a cutter that is unique and huge and very few people have one. Everyone has the means to bust a U lock because everyone has a hydraulic jack in their car.
    I have never seen a car that came with a hydraulic jack. Most cars come with scissor jacks. Plus, you have to actually have space to put it inside the U-Lock. The trick is, get the smallest U-Lock you can find that fits around the back wheel and frame. At least make it so that they have to destroy your bike to pop the lock. Now take that, and put a heavyass chain and chain that to the car using a disk type or super small U-Lock to something heavy on the car, like a tow hook, or around the hitch receiver frame.

    Yeah, any of this can be defeated in a couple minutes by this:

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    We at least hope that some scumbag won't have the brass balls to try this in broad daylight in public with people around.

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    I lost my keys once and had to get a ride home and get a cutter... Went back and cut the lock off... Took a bit cause I was being careful.. I was waiting for someone to say something...... No one did. Cars were stopping at the light, people walking by... Nobody cares man.

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    Re: Locking Bike - 1UP USA Rack

    Every bike I have had has been stolen, some numerous times. I don't leave them out of sight, ever. That's how they don't get stolen. I have locks on my Thule rack, but I don't trust them, a cable... I've cut my rack bars with a battery dremel to trim them and it was like cutting through butter. Does everyone have the tools? No.. But thieves do

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    Texas man, we all carry guns....
    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    You seriously carry a Glock in your pocket everywhere you go? Where do you live? Yemen? You would seriously kill somebody over a bike?

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    Re: Locking Bike - 1UP USA Rack

    I wish it was like that here.... In new york only the criminals and police have guns

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    Yep, there is something about the likelyhood that any random person is carrying that keeps pretty much everything at peace.

    And no pimpbot, I probably wouldn't kill somebody over a bike but I would tell them that I am a legal concealed handgun carrier and ask them to please go away so I don't have to pull it out.

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    I wish it was like that here.... In new york only the criminals and police have guns

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    We at least hope that some scumbag won't have the brass balls to try this in broad daylight in public with people around.
    Well, depends......

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    Locking Bike - 1UP USA Rack

    My own uneducated guess is that most bike thefts are a crime of opportunity. I don't know anyone that carries around a Dremel or a cutoff wheel in the hopes that they MAY happen upon a bike ripe for the taking. I feel perfectly safe leaving my bikes on my rack with a cable lock around them for short food stops or whatever. I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving them for much longer than an hour or so. If they do happen to get stolen though I have really good insurance.


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