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Yakima Stickup (locking solutions?)
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I have an older Yakima hitch rack (the Stickup) that doesn't provide locking cores. Sometimes I'll want to grab a beer after a big ride, but have to watch my bike like a hawk. Any suggestions for security on the older racks? Is Yakima's own locking cable sufficient?

Yes, spare me the "put it inside." I often do, but when I'm riding with my gf, it's kind of a pain putting two bikes in my tiny little car.

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Last edited by: cloy: Sep 3, 20 9:44
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Re: Yakima Stickup (locking solutions?) [cloy] [ In reply to ]
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There's not really a great solution specific to the rack. I generally just wrap something scary looking around the bikes if I'm grabbing some food and drinks after a ride. The long chain locks look pretty intimidating and they have enough length to wrap through two frames and around the rack. The ones from Abus are reasonably priced. Or a 5 ft Schlage with your own padlock.

If somebody with an angle grinder was really determined, there's nothing stopping them. I feel like I'm mostly going for show to dissuade opportunistic theft. I would think a $25 combo cable lock from any bike store would have similar effect.
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Re: Yakima Stickup (locking solutions?) [cloy] [ In reply to ]
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Like dangle said, you're not gonna stop the determined thieves.
I'd suggest getting a long enough cable and a pair of padlocks. Run the cable through the wheels and frames and padlock each end to the safety chain loops on your hitch.
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