Update: See post #4 (link) for 2 bikes in question.
First of all, I do have a Specialized Hardrock 2010 (w/o disk) bike.
I am looking to get a U-Lock for this bike, as well as two other beater bikes I am planning to get (for my friend and myself).
What are your opinions on these U-Locks?
3) http://www.amazon.com/Kryptonite-Ser...pr_product_top (Mini)
I am also planning to get these locking skewers for the Hardrock:
http://www.bikeregistry.com/estore/p...ea4615c70bac68 - any thoughts on these?
As for a beater bike; I am a student, and here in OK it is fairly flat. I need something that will get me from A to B without any fuzz. I do not want to worry about people trying to steal it (as I might would have w/ the Hardrock...), and I will also use a U-lock on it when it is parked (even better).
What kind of beater do you guys suggest? I want to find one (two actually...) preferably without any front- or mid shocks (as I have heard 'cheaper' bicycles with shocks have crappy shocks). I am thinking about spending about $50-60 or less per bike. Are there any good ones on Craigslist at the moment around Norman/OKC, or any other place?
Thank you all for your input,