Hello commuters, Is commuting on an expensive bicycle to my highschool suggested?
I love my road bike to death but I paid $1500 and cannot afford to replace it.
I use a fahgettaboudit mini lock and a cable to lock rear triangle and tire along with saddle and front tire.
My school has practically 24/7 during school security guard in his gold cart surveying the front gate area where the bike racks are. The racks are not held in place, so i might lock it to the school gate.
Problem: I am paranoid that the Security Guard will steal my bike. If not, the security guard might call his friends to steal it for him.
Besides my paranoia, I believe the students don't have time/nerve to touch my bicycle.
My school has never had a problem with bikes being stolen before and is a very very low crime rate area.
Am I being paranoid? Is my fear realistic?
I am a teenager and hope to postpone car-driving until I hit college.
Also, I'm tired of having my mom take me to school.
What do I do?