Am trying to decide if it’s safe to lock e bike in public bike racks. I am planning to get ebike but budget depends on how much use I will get. Commuting is fine, we have a bike cage at work I can lock bike in, and I plan to remove battery during the day to keep it at better temperature. To justify spending a bit more I would want to use it for trips to local shops, where my only option is public racks, and batteries are heavy. I’ve looked around locally and haven’t seen any e bikes in public racks. . That may be because most people don’t have e bikes, but may be because it’s not safe enough. If you do use your bike to nip into local town, do you remove the battery? I always take lights off, when i’ve used manual cheap bike and not had a battery to think about. if I get an ebike with a pannier mounted battery, and double pannier bags (I have the basil ones) should I chance it? I figure it wouldn’t be obvious. It would make e bike much more usable. What do people do?