Hello friends. I am doing some work for a company that manufactures theft-proof bike accessories with the goal of making city bikers less susceptible to getting everything stolen. One of the main issues is people using cable locks as opposed to U-locks purely for the convenience factor. Most of us know that you can bang through a cable lock in about 2 seconds with a nice pair of bolt cutters, but U-locks require a saw or some extreme science skills, thus making them a much more viable option for protection. The problem is, as we know, U-locks come with those shitty mounting brackets, and if you don't want to use the bracket the lock is a pain in the ass to store while riding.
So here's where you can help us. Fill out the survey below (it will take 30 seconds) and/or post your thoughts on U-locks in here. I'm mainly trying to get a sense of why people tend not to use U-locks eventhough they know they are safer.
If you post a response in the thread or post to let me know you've taken the survey I'll enter you into a random lottery for some swag. The value of the swag will appreciate with the number of responses I get, so there could be some Jiberish in your future if this thread and survey get over 25 responses.