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Towbar mount cycle carrier

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by gbb, 22 Mar 2008.

  1. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    I'm in the process of obtaining one...simple question :thumbsup:
    Can you secure the bikes on them to an acceptable degree...secure in the sense of making them theft proof for an hour or so ?
     
  2. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    In my experience you can always secure the bikes to the frame by passing your own chain/cable/D lock through the frame or the wheels. The rack we've got at the moment (Thule for three bikes) has an optional locking system built into the clamps that hold the bikes. It is possible but ask and have a good look before you buy.
     
  3. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    You can get a device called a racklock. We secure the canoe and kayak to the top of the car with it when we had them on and left them on the car. Its a cable with a small loop on one end, and a big red plastic ball on the other with another loop. You put the cable through whatever you want to secure, put the ball through the loop and put the ball in the car boot trapping the wire. Here is a link to where we got the one we have from. Quick search on google and you should be able to find one in a canoe shop local or on the internet.
    We have left boats strapped to the roof with them on, and alot of other kayakers/canoers have them and just use them to keep them secured.
     
  4. You use cables to lock the bikes together and then one to lock one to the towing loop of your car.