On my ride home from work, outside a slightly scuzzy bar, there was parked a gleaming old Pinarello. I don't know what model, but it had most or all Campy NR. Locked with a Kryptonite U-lock around just the top tube. No-one around and the bar has no windows.
Seemed like a bad idea to me. Do you leave your nicer C&V bikes locked and unattended? If you have a C&V beater for that, what's your definition of "beater"
Or am I too paranoid? Maybe u-locks are harder to defeat than I think, and bikes won't get stripped for parts in the daytime?