Hey i've spent the last hour lurking here. and i thought i'd ask a question .
Getting a cheap wal-mart single speed to commute in a city to save on crazy gas prices is what i had in mind.
only problem is I'm a college student.
i know you guys don't like people riding cheap bikes on the road, but i don't have $5000 to put into a carbon fiber racing bike, and i don't want a $900 bianchi that the local bike shop was pushing on me. the cheapest bike there was a bianchi pista at $800.
i feel that it's going to be stolen.
i've also asked a few bike riders around here and they are pretty snobby when it comes to brands and what you decide to commute with.
so is commuting on a bike not welcome unless you spent at least a grand? does it not save any money unless i get a "quality" $1000+ bike with carbon fiber or forged alumium compoentes?
if so i think im better off buying a kawasaki ninja 250R for $3500, since its a little more useful than a carbon fiber trek with aerospokes and what not that everyone must have. CHEAPER TOO!