camping and bike storage
Have you been camping before?
Generally in the car will be fine unless you’re camping in some shite hole. But in the tent is also fine.
When we used to do 2 weeks camping in summer I used to take the roof rack with bike mounted bike carriers off the car, sit it to the side of the tent and lock the bikes to it. I bought one of those screw in dog lead clip things, screwed that into the ground in the middle of the rack and ran a chain lock through that. Meant the bikes could be left outside and were reasonably secure.Posted 3 years agotomjMember
So going camping in a couple of weeks (small, out the way campsite) and fancy taking the bike with me. What’s the ost secure way to store the bike at night? Car won’t be right next to the tent. In the tent porch – but nothing to lock them to but right next to us? In the car, wheels off under a blanket and locked to the isofix? Or leave on the toofrack, perhaps extra lock between the bie and rack?
Or should I leave it at home and hire a bike??
thanksPosted 3 years agotomjMember
Cheers everyone. Been camping loads before bit never with the bike. Suddenly occurred to me I didn’t know what to do with it. It’s a campsite in the middle of nowhere miles from any dodgy areas so if they don’t have a garage/shed will put them in the car. No way I’ll get them in the car until we’ve unpacked though!!Posted 3 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Not indefinately, but long enough that they’d probably wake you or give up.
I just run a cheap cable lock arround a tent pole (actualy a padlock and some 3mm stainless rigging off the boat). A good pair of wire cutters could cut through it, but you’d probably shake the tent enough to wake me in the process.Posted 3 years agoAshySubscriber
I bought one of =http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=271060647478&alt=web theserecently. Cheap but better than the dog leash coil things. A complete bastard to get back out using a wheelbrace so I imagine it’d be impossible to remove if you were trying to steal it.Posted 3 years agostumpy01Member
I’d leave them in the car or in the tent if space allows.
When I lock the bike up at the 24/12 I always use a miniature cow bell through the lock. The slightest movement of the lock and the bell jangles. Quite a distinctive sound, so easy to tell if someone is messing with your pride and joy.Posted 3 years agoSuperficialMember
Locked in the car – not to the Isofix (too flimsy) but the clasp for the seat which is revealed when you fold the seats down. Every car I’ve seen seems to have a pretty chunky ring that’s welded onto the car body. Motorbike chain. Ain’t going anywhere without a lot of noise.Posted 3 years agotrail_ratMember
You know when i said “out of site out of mind” globalti i meant out of sight and mind of the thief – not out of the site and mind of the owner.
If its hidden in the car and they cant see what it is – the temptation is away.
In full view – and hidden from the owners eyes the thief is free to work on the lock nd steal it.
If i couldnt get it in the car – the vestibule of the tent would be my next option – locked to its self so its unridable.
When ive been touring – all over – ive never locked my bike up unless in an urban camp site.Posted 3 years ago
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