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post #1 of 17 Old 06-08-2007, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Jacket/helmet where to leave?

Where does everyone store there jacket/helmet when they stop?I go to a lot of beautiful parks and taking the helmet and jacket on any kind of a hike is a pain,i don't have a trunk,just a tank bag, looking for suggestions.TIA.

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Annoying as it is, mine goes with me. I just really don't want to come back to my bike and find my stuff gone.

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I've seen lots of people using a cable type bike lock. They run the cable through the sleeves of the jacket and the helmet and lock it to the bike. The cable and lock should fit under your seat when not in use.

 
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I've seen lots of people using a cable type bike lock. They run the cable through the sleeves of the jacket and the helmet and lock it to the bike. The cable and lock should fit under your seat when not in use.

+1 for the cable lock. I keep a 6' Kryptonite combination lock in my sidecase at all times. The combination means no lost keys, and I can easily thread the cable through the rack, into my jacket sleeve and through my helmet chinbar. This is much more secure than just locking the D-ring on the helmet, and if someone has the time to try and get through that cable, they might as well steal the whole f-ing bike too.....
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post #8 of 17 Old 06-08-2007, 04:57 PM
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I usually put the jacket in the trunk and the helmet on the d-ring lock.

Somewhere I saw a lock with a retractable cable. I should have looked closer and snagged it if the cable was long enough to be useful. I gotta try to find that thing again.

Edit: Found it at Amazon. Only 2 feet of cable, but it could come in handy.

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-24.../dp/B0009V1WPM

or if you need something more heavy duty:

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-6-...415327-0369643


I've got something like this. One end will just barely fit into the d-ring lock, but it can be done. Good for securing a couple jackets and a couple helmets. Like someone said above, if they're gonna work long enough to get through this cable, they might as well work on the whole bike:

http://www.amazon.com/OnGuard-5043-B...415327-0369643

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+3 on the cable locks. I use a nice waterproof lock and a length of chain, or a cable lock (depends on how much security I want) looped through the frame. Keeps a jacket and helmet locked up nicely.

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Where does everyone store there jacket/helmet when they stop?I go to a lot of beautiful parks and taking the helmet and jacket on any kind of a hike is a pain,i don't have a trunk,just a tank bag, looking for suggestions.TIA.
Backpack security webs can be used to lock up everything and when empty, they fit in a fairly small bag...

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