i did it. finally. the 2 bicycles issue will be solved very soon! ordered tires/tubes, a good lock (mine sucked), and THESE:
they are for the debernardi. got an incredible deal, the one i have been patiently waiting for. couldn't pass it up.
and here's the lock i got... we did some research into locks, supposedly this is the best affordable lock by far. the "onguard bulldog mini with cable." the one that won first was the kryptonite NYC ulock, but it's like $100. this one is around $25, and won 2nd place in the reviews.