if I have to spend $1,000 to save on gas, I'll drive.
So I figure i'll get something cheap and it seems the only options are old garage sale / craigslist beaters, and poorly built, cheap-part walmart bikes.
the walmart bikes are cheaper than anything i can find on craigslist, and I'm assuming they use all the latest technology (if the crappiest of that latest technology), so are more easily upgraded? i know, having previously owned an old beater, there there's an issue with upgrading parts on obsolete bikes.
In my own opinion, a walmart peice would be much better than an old beater, since it's (1) cheaper and (2) more easily upgraded. But I read some dude's post on another thread saying just the opposite, so i thought I'd as you guys.