This page is a collection of notes/links based on my experiences using a bike instead of a car as my transportation (see CarFree).
Bicycles in this country are thought of as toys, and a look through a bike shop will only bear this out. Almost none of them are made for daily transportation: No fenders, no racks, no lights, uncomfortable seats, high gears, &c. And the accessories in these shops are rarely suitable for serious transportation use. Thankfully, the internet has made it possible to find useful products, and here is a list of the links I have accumulated.
And put this on your flag-pole: http://www.techflex.com/
http://www.bikeguardlocks.com/extras/bikealarm.php http://www.greenspeed.us/bike_alarm_lock.htm http://www.ducharmealarm.com/ http://www.kiramek.com/english/products/bikewatch/index.html http://www.nervouscyclist.org/bike_alarm_v2.htm