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Bike Carrier - Roof - Insurance

I was looking at stand alone bike insurance and for tranporting I found some companies require the bike to be locked to the roof rack. Only the video showed it locked from the wheel...

https://youtu.be/NYbk9XtrXK8?t=189

I can't see anyway you can lock a bike to the roof rack. The best I have done in the past is a dlock and cable to the other bike and a dlock on the other bike.

Any ideas or comments ?

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mjc2669 | 1 month ago
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Cable lock looped around frame down tube and bike carrier between roof rack fixing points works.. sometimes a bit of padding to stop any rattling.
If not possible try something like this? https://www.goodeleisure.com/bike-lock-for-roof-or-boot-mounted-cycle-ca...

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andystow | 1 month ago
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Just drill some holes!

 

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Hirsute replied to andystow | 1 month ago
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Not sure the glass roof is up to that.

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ktache replied to Hirsute | 1 month ago
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Well at least you can make sure that the bikes are still there by glancing up.

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TheBillder | 1 month ago
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I've run a cable under the roof bars in the past - not great and a determined thief would easily get the bars off. If the car has the right type of roof rails, there might be a possibility of locking to them.

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Hirsute replied to TheBillder | 1 month ago
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Can't use the rails they are flush.

Just seems as though insurers have no idea about bikes.

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