What's the best deal on a high-quality bicycle lock and/or chain in NYC these days? [more inside]
Help! I lost the key for my vintage dutch bike's wheel lock. Do I have any hope of ever being able to use it again? [more inside]
Recommendations on securing a quick-release bicycle seatpost? [more inside]
"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race." —H. G. Wells
Would you be willing to trust your bike to the Abus Granit Futura mini U-lock? (Either alone or as part of some u-lock/chain combo). [more inside]
Bicycle was locked outside (it's against the rules to bring it inside the apartment where I live). It rained, and the bicycle wasn't used for some time, and now the lock won't budge (it rusted, I think): key goes in, but doesn't turn. I tried WD-40 but it didn't work. Before I cut through the lock, are there any other solutions I could try?
So I'm living Chico, a great bicycle town, and I got my treasured cruiser (over 6' long, black & cream, whitewall tires) out of storage. Bike theft and vandalism is a pretty big problem here, and I was wondering what people are using to lock their bikes in the wake of the Kryptonite lock issues. Bonus points for something that doesn't make my cruiser much heavier than it already is.