I went to a Volkswagen dealer to buy a new car this week. I was trading in my 03 Subaru Forester when the salesman gave me a pathetic trade in value of 2000 dollars. Then offered to refinance the difference I owed on it on top of the new car price. So My payment would go up 30 dollars a month so he could turn a good profit on my car. It made sense to him but not me, I went home posted an ad online and sold the car within 20 hours. I was getting ready to go back down when I thought "hell, why even bother".
So I'm in the market for a bike now and it's Bike week this week in my city with all sorts of things are going on. My commute is around 10K with a decent bridge crossing.
I was thinking about the Cannondale CAADX but probably can't drop that kinda money right now so I'm looking at this Peugeot for $480:
I would be new to clip ins, would these make sense commuting with? I have long stretches of tarmac for the most part but I would be commuting around the city time to time. I was also looking at a Kona ***** Tonk but thought I'd save myself money by getting an older steel road bike.
If you were buying a new commuter bike what would you get under $1000? Maybe I'm way off.