Like the title says. I'd like to get a road bike, but am having a hard time justifying the expense to my better half, so low pricing is key. She had no problems with the $300 hybrid I picked up, but cannot understand why I've now decided I want to get a real road bike.
Actually, truth be told, economically it makes no sense for me to get a road bike, as the hybrid works fine. I get good exercise by riding it and should just be content with it, but...I've been bitten by the bug. I've got a friend who has six bikes and runs a DIY bike centre at the local U. Previous to taking up this newfound hobby I would shrug my shoulders at his two-wheeled eccentricity, but now I feel envy, and covet the road bikes in the window at the local bike shop. Which all cost too much.
I'm wondering...would they be fairly amenable to coming down in price in the middle of January? Or when? When are they most desparate?