Carel wrote:My sparewheel carrier looks the same as Ian's and I was also going to put a padlock though it as Ian has done but was not sure how to secure it without it banging on the rim. I was thinking of a piece of conduit inside the rim hole but the cable ties seem a better idea.
Just be sure you get good cable ties. You don't want the thing coming loose and banging up the door / carrier / rim. Also, try and position it so that the padlock shackle does not rub the hole in the rim (refer my post). The cable ties in my pic are the broad, very strong ones you need a serious side-cutter to cut off... :)
Whilst I generally hate cable ties in terms of "general fixes", they hold very well. These were put on after I replaced my rim post accident a week / two ago. The previous bunch had been on for quite a while, and even survived our Moegatle trip. :)