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    Mojo Slow-poke Austin Bike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by codysoyland View Post
    I wasn't too impressed with the locks sold by 1up, so I bought this one on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It's a 3/4 inch braided steel cable connecting the bike to the hitch receiver. The u-lock fits perfectly my 1 1/4" receiver, behind the "lip."

    I'll probably get another one to loop through the front wheel or a second bike.

    That is pretty cool as well. My inner German loves to see simple, elegant solutions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notyal View Post
    I think it's to prevent unbolting the axles and taking the frame and fork.
    Yes, it is about totally keeping people from trying to take the frame and fork. Plus it adds an extra layer of "don't f--k with this" to the whole thing. If someone wants the bike bad enough, they can get it, but they are going to have to do some pretty aggressive things in a public place. If the car is parked somewhere that it is out of sight and someone could have the time and cover to do something then the heavy cable comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by attaboy View Post
    would that work on 2 receiver or is it already snug on 1.25?
    I do something similar on my 2" hitch and a typical cable. I just loop one end through itself around the 1-up cross bars and then through the bike frame. The loops meet at the bottom and I secure it with a padlock.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I'm 50/50 for theft deterrent and if the rack should fail, I want to drag the bike down the road rather than let it fall off and get run over and get sued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tree magnet View Post
    If I could find a lock that would work there and not hang down close to the ground, I'd be all over that.
    Forgot to mention that after I took this photo, I ended up changing the orientation so the cable is horizontal to the ground which improves the clearance (the u-lock bend faces the ground now), and I drove all the way to Arkansas and back without it ever scraping the ground.

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