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Locking a bike in a garage safely (insurance)

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katymac Sat 01-Jul-17 16:27:01

I know I can't just lock my bike in the garage & assume it's insured

I need to attach it to something imoveable - My dad has a metal hoop that was cemented in

If the garage concrete floor alrady exists what is the best way to add something to attach the bike to?

insancerre Sat 01-Jul-17 16:30:01

Does it stipulate that in your insurance?

katymac Sat 01-Jul-17 16:43:54

It can't just be locked it has to be locked to something immoveable

& I can't just lock the 2 or 3 bikes together either

BarchesterFlowers Sat 01-Jul-17 18:08:56

Google "bike wall anchor", some are great, some are cheap, some not so cheap.

We bought £10 ones for a house we rented - still ticked the box for insurance purposes it was a really secure building stone built with metal doors so we were happy enough with that.

We have got two abus ones that were about £25 each from memory. All bikes are fastened together with kyrptonite cables and then d locked to the wall, we have got three bikes on each one.

Our insurance policy doesn't specify locks or type of anything though.

katymac Sat 01-Jul-17 18:47:14

Thanks 'wall anchors' that's what I needed!!

I get so frustrated when I don't know what I want as it means I can't even Google for it!!

BikeRunSki Sat 01-Jul-17 18:54:35

We drooled a d ring into the floor. Two long cables to loop through the bikes. Cables secured to d ring with kryptonite type lock.

MaisyPops Sat 01-Jul-17 18:57:10

Wall hangs and locked to them are the way forward.
Also look into getting a garage defender for the door itself.

katymac Sat 01-Jul-17 19:54:37

I think it'll have to be the floor, the house we are looking at has a pre-fab garage which may not survive being drilled into!!

Thanks for the ideas

Childrenofthestones Sun 22-Oct-17 14:04:46

Friend of mine mixed a 2gall. Galvanized steel bucket full of concrete and bent a 10mm X 100 cm steel rod in half and pushed it into the setting concrete so a loop of steel sticks out.
It weighs a ton and while not immoveable makes it ridiculously hard to take a bike attached to it with the advantage of enabling you to move and use it in various places IE garage, garden or shed.

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