I'm about to purchase my first real bike. I live in a part of town where drug deals and prostitution is rampant, heck the neighbors on both sides of my place deal out of their windows. I also live in the only gated community in the neighborhood (but the walk-through gate can be opened simply by reaching over the gate and turning the knob). I live in a room in a condo owned by an older couple. My current beater sits outside, unlocked and under an all-night lamp. There is NOTHING to lock anything to...no pipes no nothing. I was thinking about just parking my new bike between condos where it can't be seen from the street.
Or...am I just S.O.L.?
Oh and my new bike's going to run me 350...which may not seem like a lot of money to some but it's a lot to a kid who has to resort to eating ramen noodles every morning/night.