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My 05 trek 1200 was taken off of my back porch. I stay relatively private/quiet very safe neighborhood so I took my chances not locking it up, and in a 2 hours span of time it was gone. (reported stolen to CPD)

So, when the renters insurance check came in I spent it on what I have been eying for a while.
The Surly Cross Check. Now with upgrades! First thing was first, switched to some Armadillos.
Second I dumped the salsa ultra wide bars. I test rode a Pista for a while and fell in love with the bars. So I bought these!
Time to put miles under the new whip.
Check out the new lock! well, its my scooter lock so I know its gonna hold anyways, my Ulock scratched the shi* out of my trek.

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Well, the lock is hilarious; would be even better with a nice OnGuard Mini 'accent piece' u-lock with it.

I like what you did with the hbars :)

Still have the others?
I do still have the bars.
Do you know them?

Scott said:
Well, the lock is hilarious; would be even better with a nice OnGuard Mini 'accent piece' u-lock with it.

I like what you did with the hbars :)

Still have the others?
I have a Ulock as well, the last one had a sweet frame holder... that went with the bike

M.A.R.K. said:
I dig those drops..

To prevent scratching, you can take an old tube and and wind the U part of your lock through it but it is bound to happen. And it has all been said before about the insecurity of cable locks. While yours is thick(comments from the peanut gallery welcome), it's not impenetrable. I use a cable lock too but don't ride really nice bikes, and don't really have to worry about theft like the city where I live.
I am really impressed with Surly. I have been through two steamrollers and will probably increase my stable in the near future. Your bike is a beauty. Are you leaving the drops bare? Those are real nice. Lock it up tight and keep it inside at night please. Although, sounds like your insurance worked well. Who are you insured with, this could be handy for anyone on this sight?
I have allstate renters. They had a $200 deductible they took right off of the top. They also took a % off of what the depreciation value was. Luckily the trek 1200 of that year went up in value with all the carbon bits and pieces. I will miss her

I plan on riding the bars bare until I start off-roading the bike. They are pretty firm and transfer the bumps up to my wrists, the salsa bars didn't transfer so much of the road IMO.
With the levers where they are, it'll be pretty tough to ride off road. Will you switch back when you tack it to the trails?

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