I know this might not seem like a Car Free topic but be Patient. I tested the TREK L200 Commuter bike at bike rack an will pick it up for 540.00 brand new. This spring I bought a 1700.00 road bike for commuting. It is a super fast light road bike that I love but as winter will be approaching I have some issues with weather and tires and extra gear.
So I bought the L200 Trek, I love it, rack, lights, wider tires, fenders, chain guard, bell and the generator light. I felt kind of bad since I only put on about 800 miles on my Road bike which costs alot but here is the deal.
I been thinking about winter and the road bike with the small tires and needed upgrades does not seem like a good deal. I figured up the upgrades to my road bike an I think I was around 200 to 300 for making it more suitable for snow, water, ice during a long commute.
For an extra 270 or so I figured I could have another bike for colder weather and rain. As of now I only ride my Road bike on fair weather days. I back Pack in my cloths but as winter approachs I will need more space than my back pack can deliver so I need a back rack.
Am I crazy for doing this ?? It will take alot of mileage to pay for this versus driving but I want to bike as much as possilbe in cold weathe.r
What do you Think??