Why You Should Identify Your Parts!
Identify your parts! Two points here:
1. I used to engrave with a cheap hardware store engraver, the full zip code number for my home on the bike part where it won't usually show. This is a 9 digit number that identify your home to the post office. If parts are stolen, tell the cops about the number. It will identify your part literally to your front door, and it doesn't compromise your identity!
2. Take every receipt you have for ALL the bike parts, (and even the warranty cards) and scan them into your home computer. Put these files on a flash drive (Memory stick) and keep it in your pocket. If there is any 'legal questions' on your bike or the parts, you have instant proof of purchase, and of warranty in the event of replacement. You can also easily download your full insurance documents at any public library if needed on the road. Also add a list of phone numbers and e-mails you may want along the way. Remember to encrypt the data (easy to do) so no one can read the data without your permission.