I am going to be biking to class at night and on the weekends. My saturdays will be about 6 hours on campus. I am getting some clarification tonight about what we can/cannot lock up to, but usually, I just use a mini-u. I am thinking about buying a buddies nyc chain and lock. It's a little campus, and in a building a few blocks down from the main campus. There is a medium-ly crappy bike rack, and some other things to lock to that would be preferable. would a nyc chain be total overkill? also, should I use a cable to lock my seat on?
I know that these probably sound like totally subjective and stupid questions, but I haven't locked up a bike out of view for hours on end in many years.