So I'm planning to ride my bike (Kona JTS) to campus this coming school year, and I'm worried that it's a bit too attractive for potential thieves.. after I read about jclaine's Krypto NY lock being cut (and my bike looks similar to his in terms of attractiveness, not to mention that I live in the same city), I was thinking of ways to "uglify" my bike, or at least make it less attractive.
I'm not just talking about locks - I've got a Kryptoflex cable and a Kryptonite Evo Mini u-lock - but things I can put on the bike.
I was thinking of maybe wrapping something around the top tube (like a plain black top tube pad type thing) and around the logo on the downtube. Possibly an old inner tube secured w/ a zap strap for the latter.
Obviously if the thief knows what he's looking for, he can see that I have a fancy drivetrain, but I'm just looking to make my bike unwanted at a glance. I don't want to splatter paint or something on the bike, just in case i decide that I want to sell it in the future.
Then again, if I cover things up in an obvious way like I've stated, won't that make it more obvious that I'm trying to hide something?