How do I make my bike less attractive to thieves? (Plus, other NYC biking questions.)
Someone just gave me a great bike. It's shiny, red, has front suspension and is very eye-catching. The problem is, I live in New York.
I've been keeping it in my apartment, but eventually I'm going to want to lock it outside. I got skewer locks for the wheels (this kind
), but they still make me nervous. Has anyone had these locks, and do you think they are worth it? I also have to buy a bike chain lock, though I'm tempted to get thisKryptonite New York U-Lock
instead. Is this a bad idea?
I also want to disguise the decals all over the tube, but what's the best way to go about this? Stickers? Paint? Tape? Something else?
Lastly, I'd appreciate any tips on how to brave the car traffic here. All the drivers here freak me out.