Jason asked in SportsCycling · 1 month ago

What happens if I use a bike lock on a car steering wheel and can't get it off?

Don't like using car locks made for cars as thieves will come prepared to unlock car locks but they won't expect a push bike lock around the steering wheel, plus a bike lock is less visible.

Its Unlikely, but what would I do if for some reason the bike lock would not come off lol 😀

8 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    Replace steering wheel  $500+ more if electronic.


    Not practical. No need to use a lock, unless you live in a major city where theft is a daily thing. 

    Steering wheel can easily be cut. (cut to remove lock, patched up or replaced later)

    Bike lock can be immobilized. (duct tape, zip ties, bungee cords, rope/string.)


    Club -or- Boot -or- GPS

    A boot is most troublesome.

    GPS is a passive security measure. Lesser damage to car. Highly likely to get car back. 


    Less visibility is creating more of a problem. (if thief refuses to steal, you still have damages to repair. High visibility will eliminate those damages) 

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  • 1 month ago

    You would walk home.

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  • 1 month ago

    How often has your vehicle been stolen. I have always driven a nice car. None have been vandalized or stolen. If the answer is ‘no’.... why bother?


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  • 1 month ago

    This is a cycling forum.  No regular contributor on here is going to teach you how to steal a bicycle.  You win the troll award.

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  • 1 month ago

    Get a hacksaw & cut the steering wheel.  How do you think car thieves get around "The Club" so easily?  

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  • Satan
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    a bike lock is less visible? Surely you want a visual deterrant?

    No point them breaking into the car, to find the lock - when a quick look shows a dayglo yellow lock, and they move onto an easier target?

    As for what happens if you cant get it off, guess you'll have to get a locksmith or boltcutters

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Its funny when you try to explain that.

    Anyway, if they cracked half way, don't you think they will just cut the lock.

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  • 1 month ago

    Get creative. Bike locks come in many vireties - how should *I* know which lock (and modifications, so it does anything else besides dangling from the steering wheel) *you* are using?

    Worst case, you'll need to take an angle grinder to it. I'd recommend to cover up the interior of the car, though.

    • blazingpedals
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      I'm still trying to figure out how a bike lock would deter a car thief.

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