Originally Posted by CodeMonkee
I wouldn't mind having a keyed switch, but it is easily bypassed and doesn't prevent someone from walking off with the bike.
I am researching what might be an effective method for locking the bike without carrying around a large, heavy, stiff cable lock. Maybe a disk lock, but those don't prevent someone from physically picking up the bike and putting it in a truck or van - which is what many bike thieves do.
if they want it, they will find a way to take it. I just want to make it painful enough that they decide it's not worth the risk.
short of locking your bike to a 1 ton mass there's little you can do to protect it. even a lock easily yields to a grinder.