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Old 01-24-2014, 06:08 AM   #1
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Stopping soft luggage theft

I am planning a trip from Anchorage! Alaska to Colorado this summer and am trying to figure out the best way to keep my soft luggage from being stolen from my Wee when away from the bike. I use an older version of the Giant Loop Great Basin bag with a large mouth dry bag on the rear rack. Was thinking of just wrapping a large bike cable around it all till tight then lock it up with a good padlock. It would kinda look like something from the Stone Ages, anyone got any better ideas ? Thanks.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:27 PM   #2
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They have different sizes available....here's the 120L version:

http://pacsafe.com/pacsafe-120l-backpack-protector
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:14 AM   #3
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I have the Giant Loop siskiyou panniers on my trip from California to Argentina and I got a couple feet of 1/16 coated wire rope from Home Depot. I looped it through the straps on the panniers and through my pannier rack. It's not the most secure thing but I haven't had any problems in 4 months so far. It was a cheap option to. I feel comfortable leaving the bike unattended at borders, in towns to run errands (for short periods), in hotel parking lots, or at tourist sites where I stop for an hour or so. I also have the pacsafe around my Giant Loop dry bag.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:52 AM   #4
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+1 for the Pacsafe....
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:01 AM   #5
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I don't believe anyone between Alaska and Colorado would steal anything.
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:13 AM   #6
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Also a very good option is to hide the bike with a cover. Black, with no logo on it. Easy to put on, cost a few.

I have soft bags too and I choose a pacsafe for the big bag across the back seat, and just a wire rope around the straps of the soft bags on the side. But I will not put any things of value in them (water jerican, rain suit and boots, pharmacy, things I need all the time etc..). All things of value go either on the big bag on the back or inside hard panniers (or with me all the time).
But to be honest, if anyone wants to steal something.. he will ! Avoid big cities or park the bike in a safe place if you have to, and trust people.
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:17 AM   #7
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I've travelled extensively through Australia and Asia with soft bags. Never lost a thing.

Looking at some hard cases at a HU gathering the other day, they looked a more tempting and easier target than the soft bags.

Just pack your dirty underwear on top.... that'll stop 'em
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:55 AM   #8
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Soft Luggage theft

Thanks, at least mentally I will be able to relax. Will see how the Kanulock works by wrapping it tight several times around my dry bag and giant loop bag and go thru the center ring on it, as well as the rear rack. Then cover it with a bike cover and lay my dirty underwire on top of that,

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Old 01-26-2014, 07:58 AM   #9
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I will be giving this thing a try.

http://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Contro.../dp/B008AB70A4
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:23 AM   #10
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Also a very good option is to hide the bike with a cover. Black, with no logo on it. Easy to put on, cost a few.

I have soft bags too and I choose a pacsafe for the big bag across the back seat, and just a wire rope around the straps of the soft bags on the side. But I will not put any things of value in them (water jerican, rain suit and boots, pharmacy, things I need all the time etc..). All things of value go either on the big bag on the back or inside hard panniers (or with me all the time).
But to be honest, if anyone wants to steal something.. he will ! Avoid big cities or park the bike in a safe place if you have to, and trust people.

Rather sexist there ay


Don't take anything worth stealing. I don't carry items that can't be replaced along the way, so they are of lesser value to me and others. Don't get me wrong, my gear is some quality stuff but if I lose it it's not life changing or trip ending.

I could see concern if you were in a poorer third world country with loosing parts of your kit but usually it isn't a real problem. Keep your electronics, meds, cards and cash on you in a bum bag or back pack, the rest of it should survive just being stowed away. A bike cover is a plus from prying eyes. PacSafe can be piece of mind if you need it.

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Old 01-26-2014, 03:19 PM   #11
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:32 AM   #12
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I dont know about overseas, not having done any touring over there but here in the states I just dont worry about it. I am on the road about 2 months out of the year and have never had anything stolen from the bike. It used to be a worry till I met an old guy some years ago in a restaurant who had left all of his stuff, helmet, bags, coat, gps unlocked on the bike. When I asked him about he just said "Its karma man. anyone who really needs my stuff can have it, anyone who steals it will get whats coming, but I've never had anything go missing" So, now like the old guy, I don't worry about it. 'Course, I don't carry much worth stealing anyway
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:49 PM   #13
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I dont know about overseas, not having done any touring over there but here in the states I just dont worry about it. I am on the road about 2 months out of the year and have never had anything stolen from the bike. It used to be a worry till I met an old guy some years ago in a restaurant who had left all of his stuff, helmet, bags, coat, gps unlocked on the bike. When I asked him about he just said "Its karma man. anyone who really needs my stuff can have it, anyone who steals it will get whats coming, but I've never had anything go missing" So, now like the old guy, I don't worry about it. 'Course, I don't carry much worth stealing anyway
Well spoken, but I do not carry anything of value .
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:32 PM   #14
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I dont know about overseas, not having done any touring over there but here in the states I just dont worry about it. I am on the road about 2 months out of the year and have never had anything stolen from the bike. It used to be a worry till I met an old guy some years ago in a restaurant who had left all of his stuff, helmet, bags, coat, gps unlocked on the bike. When I asked him about he just said "Its karma man. anyone who really needs my stuff can have it, anyone who steals it will get whats coming, but I've never had anything go missing" So, now like the old guy, I don't worry about it. 'Course, I don't carry much worth stealing anyway
Too bad you didn't need a GPS and helmet
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:54 PM   #15
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I don't believe anyone between Alaska and Colorado would steal anything.
That was actually my first thought when I read the OP. It might be a possibility in some of the biggest CO cities, but doesn't seem likely. Personally, I keep valuables in a locking top box, and don't worry about clothes in the soft saddlebags.

This is coming from someone who disc locks both wheels and locks the helmet to the bike.
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