I went yesterday to pick up my Allez frame from the LBS. It's been sitting there for almost a year now, as I've been having physical therapy on my hands and wrists -to alleviate injuries caused by a delivery guy in a motorcycle who jumped onto the sidewalk and charged against me last year, while I was riding on my previous commuter bike-.
I've been debating myself for a long time as to whether I should complete this new build -or not, and move on from biking (hence the brief story above), and one of my main concerns is about how feasible it would be to dismount the two wheels and put them on a bag like this, then be allowed to enter whatever mall/place with the rest of the bike still assembled. The reason for that is my previous bike was stolen in a parking lot (with a 'supposed' security guard), so I won't even consider completing the bike if I cannot get into places with it on my hands (NEVER again leave it out of my sight).
How easy/difficult is it to dismount the wheels on a road bike?
Does it take too long, would some component wear out prematurely from doing it on a daily basis?
I'm guessing the front wheel is fairly simple; perhaps the back wheel is more difficult, with the cassette and the chain?
I'd be trying to make a light bike (without it ending up prohibitively expensive) so I can easily carry the bike indoors with me, whenever required, and not make it as attractive for thieves (I'm going for a stealth build). The two components I have so far:
Specialized Allez E5 OSBB Frameset:
Mavic Aksium wheels
I plan on getting and Ultegra 6800 group and maybe exchange the stock seat post for a lighter one. Is it too hard (or a bad idea) to dismount the brakes and the rear wheel whenever I have to enter some store or mall? The guys at the LBS say I could be starting a 'thing' locally..
Any opinions are much appreciated!