I'm just a girl that commutes to college on public transportation everyday. This means that I have to haul my bike everywhere; lifting it up and down stairs, lifting it up and down the bike rack on the bus, as well as up the stairs on the train.
I currently ride an old passed down antique Schwinn whatever steel bike that weights a lot. How much exactly I do not know, but I do huff and puff hauling it up and down everyday. While sifting through the bike racks at school, I sometimes have to lift other people's bikes in order to fit mine in there... and damn they are freaking light! I can probably jog a mile with one of those bikes on my shoulders and it'll feel like it's not even there.
And then after awhile, I got thinking... I want one of those!
Now since I don't really know anyone in the system, I've come here to ask you guys for web addresses.
I'm looking for a new single speed bike that's lightweight. How lightweight I do not know, but I think you guys at these bike forums understand how light I want it to be. I don't really care about how upgradable the parts are, as long as they don't fall off or break within minutes of riding it. All I really want is a light weight bike. That's it, really!
Pluses would include a straight handlebar (not one of those curly ones) and one of those brakes that I have to squeeze (not the type that is vertical and is off to the side of the curve in the curly handlebars). I'm sorry but I don't know bike terminology! lol
The terrain of my bike ride is all flat surface streets with moderate traffic. Easy ride, right?
I am 5"4', if that helps at all. My budget is $0 - $350~, and that includes shipping and taxes.
Thanks for any help