The right hand thumbie for rear mech shifting would be enough to put some off stealing it. That is one of weirdest setups I have seen.
However the use of canti brake levers with vee brakes is just dangerous. Do yourself a favour and get some basic vee levers. You can find shimano acera ones for £15 a pair brand new. You could probably get some used shimano deore or avid speed dials from the for sale section here for £10 or less.
How wide are your handlebars by the way? Are those just really long grips are those bars less than 550mm? Not sure I could steer that without falling off!
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