Thursday, December 31, 2009

Padlock to secure cargo bike bag

My New Cycle Truck cargo bike has a giant pizza delivery bag modified to sit on the front rack. This bag is very well suited to this purpose, and it was quite inexpensive, but I put some work into it so that it would strap securely onto the rack, and I would hate to see it stolen. I also don't want to have to remove it all the time - it's nice to be able to ride to a grocery store and leave the bag on the bike.

So to deter theft, I installed two grommets in the bag, and got a combination padlock with a fairly long shackle. To steal the bag now, A thief would have to cut out the grommets, destroy the padlock, or remove the rack. But I can still remove the bag pretty quickly.











4 comments:

  1. That's a great idea -- I could see doing something similar with a front rando bag on an M-12 rack or similar!

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  2. Wow! Nice. Our VG garage is full, yet I keep thinking of ways to test the capacity...

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