Hey, I'm looking to get a road bike and I found a killer deal on a bianchi vigorelli (2004, $1199). Problem is, I'm moving to SF where I'll be car-less and I'm planning to use it as a commuter, transportation and a weekend warrior, and I'm worried that a nice road bike would be limiting. Meaning that I wouldn't want to ride it downtown, lock it up for the afternoon while I look around and eat lunch and then come back to it 6 hours later. Or ride it to a bar and leave it until one or two in the morning in the mission district. But I don't want to buy a crap bike and not enjoy my weekend road rides as much because I'm afraid of getting it stolen! And before you suggest it, two bikes are out of the question. I already have a rocky mountain XC and a singlespeed mountain bike. Four bikes and I might as well have a car. Are you all just going to tell me to get a cross check?
Any thoughts on theft, security and riding nice bikes to nasty places?