I'm trying to think of component setups/gadgets that make or would make transportational cycling convenient. I'm wondering this because every time I go to the store I follow this routine:
- bike in the rack
- drop kickstand
- unlock cable lock, wrap around front tire and inside the frame
- remove mirror from glasses
- attach helmet to the bike
- disengage pannier(s)
- remove blinkies
(Seems like a lot to do and in winter there are several other things... like removing balaclava...)
Recently, I installed a dynamo hub wheel and now never have to futz with batteries, lights on and off the bike every time I go to the store... just hop on and go.
A great feature would be a way to quickly lock up the bike. I guess locking up doesn't take that long, but it would be so nice just to roll into the bike stand, turn a key and it's done.