I love MAKE magazine, and lifehacker points to this nifty article on making your bike too ugly to steal. Makes sense to me. Of course, I hardly have to try, my bike is butt-ugly because I purposely bought an old ugly (but quite functional) bike after my shiny bike was stolen years ago at MIT.
Speaking of my bike, I just got a broken wheel fixed up so I’m ready to ride again! I love the bike shop on our corner, Grand Performance. It is a top-notch serious-peddler store, full of racing bikes and tiny-thin tires, but the folks there are not above treating my ugly city bike with loving kindness and they charge less than the bike chains. If you are ever in the neighborhood, check them out.