It really sucks when someone breaks into your house. You feel violated. You want revenge…but really, Bryan just needs to be able to get back to work.
I’ve had brakes stolen and neighbors have had their bikes stolen out of garages. I’m lucky that I don’t need to park my bike downtown or outside. I carry a spare shifter cable and I’d consider spare brake pads if I had to park outside as well.
I’d also avoid commuting with an attractive bike–good looks create more of a target.
There’s also a guide out there describing how to lock your front wheel to your back wheel and frame with a U-lock.