Bikepackers – how do you stop bikes from being stolen?
I take a small cable lock for gas station / pub / etc stops but never used it for security when sleeping. Tend to use the bike to support a tarp, or rest against the tyre as a pillow etc. Also place things like lid and cooking kit on the wheels so it’s off the ground, easy to pack fast early am w/o losing things, that’d make a racket if someone tried to move the bike.Posted 3 years ago
Probably a silly question but thinking of doing some bike camping in the south east (SDW etc) where there is a fair chance I may be stumbled upon whilst asleep – its not the great divide after all – I was in the process of getting my kit down to a light manageable level when suddenly it occurred to me that I might need a heavy lock….do people bother? Or do they assume that they will wake up if people are approaching. Once cycle touring in France I had my seat/post nicked whilst asleep which was a massive pain but a whole bike would be more than annoying!Posted 3 years agogsm7Member
Never had any problems with just putting it next to me. Bivvied in a really obvious spot on SDW and other places (arrived at night and had no idea where I was, woke up late and found dog walkers everywhere… Far from ideal. Still no issues)… I reckon just make sure you’re out of site as much as possible and keep it close by… Although in an unknown area, might be worthwhilePosted 3 years agoTheBrickMember
Even in the south east its not a problem. You can camp within east shot of the M25 and not be stumbled upon. Even if you are stumbled upon the chance that a dodgy bike theif will be in the middle of some woods / field in the middle of the night are mini mini tiny small.Posted 3 years agoprojectMember
Get a few of these attach some fishermens wire to lanyard and feed accross grass and attach to bike, when bike is moved pin pulls out and loud screeming starts, interlink 2 bikes to a seperate one as well.
Dont do as some muppet did tie fishing line to your bike and then tie the other end to your toe, thief snatched bike and almost pulled off the fools toe, fishing line has a high strength.Posted 3 years ago
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