Best Bike lock for Fiamma Bike Rack

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  1. themountaintiger

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    Hi All

    is there a recommended lock solution to tie together 3/4 bikes on a bike rack? Im going through reviews but cant find a definitive "this is the thing to buy"

    thanks in advance
     
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    We took our bikes for the 1st time last weekend i used two kryptonite d shackles one through the bike rack the other fixing both bikes together, also i used 2 shorter kryptonite wire things going through bike rack wheels etc and a longer wire going through Motorhome chasis through bikes back to d shackles
     
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    You could spend a couple of hundred quid on one really good lock. It depends how much your bikes are worth.

    If you do that and someone really wants your bike all they'll do is cut the rack to get it. That's only made of aluminium.
     
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    All you can really do is make it harder for them
     
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    yes was thinking the bike rack might be the weakest point.. thoughts were to chain up 3 bikes together.. might be too heavy for one person to nick..
     
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    repeat post
     
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    Yes ours are D shackled together
     
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    What's the value of the bikes? The weakness is the bike rack! As an aluminium rack can be cut though easily...
     
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    Absolutely. If it would be cheaper to replace the bikes than the rack then don't make it too difficult to steal them.
     
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    We ran a long locking bike chain through one of the cut outs in the MH chassis, upto the bike rack, then ran another chain through the first chain and then through the frames of the bikes.
    Worked a treat !
     
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    one of the bikes has value, but i intend to downgrade as i dont need level of spec.. childs bike was £60 new and is a couple of years old.. misses bike is base model giant..
     
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    If you had a Strikeback alarm then you would get an external loop that you can thread through things like bikes. To move them the thief has to break the loop which sets the alarm off. Just another deterrent.
     
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    You can get a movement padlock alarm for a few quid...
     
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    We got one of these last week, and are quite impressed with it - enough to get another.
     
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    If someone wants your bike they have it. Any lock, chain, or the flexible wire type can be defeated in seconds with bolt croppers or angle grinder. Maybe the type that are alarmed might just put them off.
    I never put my best bike on the motorhome for this reason.
     
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    ive put an eye bolt through the back door and run a wire lock through that
     
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    We don't have a bike rack. If we take our bikes they fit in the garage without dismantling them.
     
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    Still need securing most garages can be opened with a screwdriver. Saw a Carthago the other week and door edge was wrecked.
     
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