I actually have 2 questions but didn't want to make 2 threads.
I know that Tubus and Surly make very nice and dependable racks, but they are also pricey. Does anyone have any cheaper recommendations? Axioms racks looks nice, does anyone have any experience with these?
Second question, I currently live in Philadelphia where bike theft is ridiculous, people will actually steal your stem and handlebars! So I always am carrying a ulock, cable, and NYC kryptonite chain. I obviously don't want to be carrying all of these on my cross country tour so what do you guys recommend lock wise, will a u lock and cable do it?