I recently posted that the new bike I expected to get would not happen. Therefore, I assumed I would stay with my trike until I decided to do the search again.
But, the God of Bikes smiled upon me and sent my way an old clunker of a bike with an easier step through frame than the newer one I almost got.
And I got the bike for free re a good neighbor. It definitely needs work but the tires, crank set and frame seem pretty solid. Definitely needs a good cleaning.
The parts that need replacing seem to be the saddle and brake pads/cables.
But I'd also like to upgrade the following: the seat post to a suspension seat post, handlebars & grips besides repainting the bike a plain black (right now it's a pepto bismol pink).
In addition, I'd like to add a bell, bike mirror, bike rack & water bottle holder,
It's a one speed but I don't plan to make it a multi-speed right now. Maybe later.
The thing is I have a budget of $250 for the above. Beyond the replacements/add-ons that involve safety/comfort (brake pads/cables, saddle, bell & bike mirror) which one of the remaining upgrades/additions would you include in this $250 budget?
I think I can handle the general cleaning, bell, water bottle holder, the painting & bike mirror myself. But, I think I want to give my fav. LBS the job re the brakes/cables, picking out and putting in the saddle, suspension seat post and upgraded handlebar, grips and bike rack.