I'm riding my bicycle as much as possible. I've got a Magicshine on the way after wasting more money than the Magicshine costs on cheaper lights.
So how about some lock advice? I have a cheapo cable and ridiculous padlock at the moment. I don't live in a particularly high crime area, but have had bicycles stolen from an outside shed. The cops found them and all bicycles live in the house now.
I ride to the grocery store, work, restaurants, the laundromat, etc. At work my bike comes inside, although it is out of my sight. Whenever possible, I make sure that I can see the bike. But that's not always possible.
I have three bikes at the moment, a Trek Belleville mixte, a 70s Raleigh Sport step-through, and a Trek 4300. I'd rather buy one lock that I can use for any of the above.
Should I go U-lock? Big-ass chain? Both?
I'm not going to be pleased with myself if a bike disappears because I did not lock it adequately. Help a sister out.