....and where is "here"?
Just wondering what the population of the city is.
Also some bike racks are lame I agree, whether its how its made (the design) or they were using not thick metal. I saw one bike rack that was bolted together
Some U locks lock only on one side, while other U locks like the Kryptonite NYC Forgetaboutit lock on both sides. But with a cordless angle grinder, it can be cut in about 1 and a half minutes per side. I cant see a way for them to get around the sparks and noise it makes, unless they came up with a sound proof bag which all thats needed would be sound proof foam, hide it in a throw away back pack. Or it could be as simple as cutting one bar on the bike rack and 2 crack heads carrying it to their stolen U haul truck.
Tis a shame about your bike.
What are you future build plans?