So I started a thread a few days ago about people with more than 1 bike mainly because I was trying to get idea on how to acquire a second bike as my commuter that was relatively cheap ($10-450 depending on what kind of bike), good quality (ie not the bottom model or no name brand), good training (ie relatively harder workout) and works well.
I have since discovered two options
1) Buy used - This will require some hard work and luck as it means scouring garage sales, used bike stores , ebay? The ultimate score would be some classic bike that's in great condition that the owner sells for dirt cheap because they do not know any better. Downside being getting a lemon. Budget $10-150 plus (hopefully just) a little more for repair but no timetable as to when I can "find" this score bike
2) A track bike - I don't know a lot about these aside from the fixed gear (which I assume would make the ride have more effort?) I've always liked the look of the Bianchi Pista but the no brakes makes it iffy for me in terms of the daily commute. A friend did point me out to the Specialized Langster (that do come with brakes) and I'm sure there are others out there. Question here: a do you have this bike? b) is this a harder workout c) if you know of track bikes with brakes, what brands would yo recommend. budget - 250-450
Anyway your thoughts welcome...