I think I'd consider my area a medium crime area. Seems like if you leave your expensive bike parked at any public place for even just a couple of hours, it's gonna get stolen.
I don't really plan on leaving my bike around much, but I figure there'll be times where I need to leave my bike to use the toilet or something and I'd definitely want something good to secure it. Heard of the following options:
I've heard U-Locks are good but I held one and it's pretty heavy and I can't really imagine how to carry one around other than getting a U-Lock mount, so I doubt I'd get this.
Chain + Padlock
Looks pretty good and sturdy and I heard it's the second best alternative to a U-Lock. But it still looks pretty heavy to me. Maybe I could get a thinner one like this one? http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/9620/img0364p.jpg
I think this is the most common form of locks that people use. Unfortunately I heard most people tend to use cheap cable locks that get cut very quickly and very easily. Does anyone have any cable locks to recommend? How much of a deterrence are they? I don't mind forking out money for a good quality one.
Doesn't prevent actual theft of the bike, but it might deter or foil a potential thief from simply jumping onto the bike and riding off. Looks light and convenient enough to carry one around.
By the way, a friend told me that I should carry 2 different types of locks around as most thieves would only walk around with one type of cutter. Is this true? I'm thinking if let's say I carry a Steel Chain and a Cable lock, if someone can cut through the steel chain, they would be able to cut through the cable lock too, right?