So I went out this morning to where I work and tested my U-lock. Amazingly enough I was able to lock both wheels to the thickest steel post allowed. And I was also able to put the U-lock through the frame of my bike as well.
However, the posts at work only allow you to push the bike in backwards. If I push the bike in forwards the back wheel doesn't reach far enough to the steel ring. So I locked my bike and took a look.
My beautiful shifters stand out like a sore thumb. My bike is all black and the Shimano shifters are grey. It would take someone with a nut wrench all but 10 seconds to unscrew the nuts and take my shifters, handlebar, and stem.
I cannot see a way of averting that situation. Removing the stem would require removing all the cables and I'm not sure how to do that.
Anyone recommend some ideas for me?