Enjoying my 37 Colson Commander
Thieves roll around with their stolen cordless power grinders and then it's gone.Its true on both counts.
Its a cool bike AND dont leave your bike anywhere you can't see it.
At least these are older bikes and a person needs to have tools to take it apart rather than skewers.
Here in Tucson you can only ride your bike, not leave it anywhere. That is, if you want it to ride home.
We have a 100 mile bike path completely around the city but dont get off to eat and leave your bike un-attended. I had a pristine 67' Deluxe Racer stolen last summer and a friend of mine has had three bikes stolen. Locks dont help unless you carry around a 20lb chain and lock, and how uncomfortable is that?
All the homeless people around here are spinning Trek, Klein and Cannondale.
But I do like the OP's bike, that's the kind of stuff I do also, personalize everyday bikes. Make them into what you want and or need. Older bikes that aren't too flashy aren't big targets for theft either.