My girlfriend and I decided that we wanted to bike a lot this upcoming spring and summer and rediscover our city. As a student and soon-to-be graduate, I didn't have a lot of money for the road bikes that a lot of members had. I looked at craigslist and kijiji, but a lot of people (on other forums and social sites) said they were extremely overpriced. I decided, with my $250 budget, to have someone build me a basic starter single speed road bike--just something simple, durable, and that is a good base to start off with. I am expecting the build to finish by the end of this upcoming week and should be on my way to a great spring and summer!
I'm been reading and taking in a lot of information (from the internet and from here) about what to upgrade and whatnot, so that's pretty fun.
Anyways, I just wanted to drop by and introduce myself
Oh and before I forget: Can anyone suggest a $200 step through commuter bike for my girlfriend? She's very specific with what she wants, so she really wants a step through that is black or blue. We are in Toronto, so bikesdirect would probably kill us with shipping.