I just sold my Volvo, and am looking to spend no more than $800 on a reliable bike that I could do a 22-24 mi. commute R/T within Miami and am wondering what kind of bike would be best to purchase... so far these two craigslist postings seem decent:
Or what about those folding bikes...? Was looking to purchase a new one, but read some reviews that called them very slow, and ineffectual for commutes... Would purchasing a more expensive one be a better option?
I would highly recomend that you go to a LBS and get fitted before browsing the used bikes online. With a road bike, the fit can make the difference in the comfort of the Volvo verses a pain in the butt (especially at 22 miles). You may be able to find a new bike with low end components for around $800.
My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Team bike
Originally Posted by Tim Mosquito
I just sold my Volvo, and am looking to spend no more than $800 on a reliable bike that I could do a 22-24 mi. commute R/T within Miami and am wondering what kind of bike would be best to purchase...
For $800 you can get a new bike like something in the Jamis Coda line. Awesome bikes. We sell a lot of them at our shop to commuters.
When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. — Arthur Conan Doyle