Posted by: Vikb
Once I festoon Muhuggers and cargo bags/bottles all over my bikes possibly with a setback dropper and always with an excessively high rise bar I feel like they end up pretty unique if not "pretty". I can appreciate a sleek unencumbered bike under someone else, but I can't avoid the spiral of decisions that leads me down my own particular path.
I have not had a bike stolen in a long long time so perhaps my choices do have a theft deterrent value. ;-)
Since you mention stolen...
Back in 2014 we got a different vehicle and rack with it. First three days had multiple text messages, emails, and MTB Club FB Goup page posts because some club members thought someone stiole my bike. LOL Apparently being the only guy in Kingston who actually has and rides Chromag frames made it very distinctive- at the times was riding a black Chromag Samurai.
Might explain thinking about it now a year later when got the Stylus frame repaired and back riding that when it was stolen. It completely disappeared unlike all the other stolen bikes in this world's biggest village that get stolen seem to have multiple sightings and so on.