no way would i get a >400 dollar bike for commute
first off i want to say i left a new 300 dollar bike, left unlocked in front of my house that was stolen some 3 years ago. apparantly thieves are everywhere as mine is a middle class neighborhood. anyway,my friend gave me one of his spare fujui's circa 1982 as a gift.
now i see that bikes are not as cheap as they use to be, after taxes and stuff like lights-good puncture proof tires and a saddlebag, helmut and rear rack we are up to 1/2 a grand at a minimum.
in this economic climate i would not feel comfortable with a bike worth more than 300-400 dollars.
what say you?