Re: best ways to keep a bike from being stolen?
I haven't heard anyone talk about one of the easier ways to deter theft.
Put a cover on the bike. If they don't know whats under the cover, they will actually have to get out of their car and pull the cover up to see what they are dealing with and if they even want to bother. Chances are they will just go to a bike that they can see.
Make sure it's a crappy or cheap cover so they don't think you have something really nice under there. Most crimes are all about opportunity. The more work you make for them the less likely they will take it. If they don't even see something they like (covered bike), they might not even start thinking about what they can do to take it.