I come back to my bike tonight after work and notice that its been moved, I noticed straight away coz I had parked it with the back tyres butted up against the curb this morning, in a public bike park. (Up near the cathedral for those of you in Sydney) I had a bit of a look over the bike and couldn't see any damage so just figured someone had moved it, god knows why I thought....and its on a centre stand so it definately hadn't fallen over. It was raining so I get my wets on then go to ride away only to find the front brake lever is all bent to shit :x I then notie that the mirror is all twisted as well, luckily its one of those bendy mirrors. So I got off again and had a GOOD look, couldn't see any other damage, no scratches and the steering seems fine. I know it could have been alot worse but I'm so pissed off! No note or anything. I've called the bike shop and they said "oh its hardly anything, maybe just $100" :roll: yeah good one mate, I'll just go pick it off my money tree. The most annoying thing is I've got someone interested in buying the bike too. Ok thats my rant, now I need the advice bit... Whats the consensus on public bike parks? I haven't used them much but I thought they would be the safest place in the city as most riders are very respectful of bikes in general. I'm now wondering just how safe parking your bike in the city for the day really is...I can imagine if I dropped some serious cash on a new sports bike and that happened I'd be a danger to the public. Wondering wether it would better to just get a hack to commute to work on save the real bike for recreation where it DOES NOT LEAVE MY SITE. Not sure how feasible that is though. Is there anywhere you definately would not park your bike?