My girlfriend wants to tour with me! Whoopdee! but she needs a bike that isnt going to fall apart. I've repaired the one she currently rides numerous times but the components are shot and its at that point where I want to sell it for $200 or so and get her a new bike (for more than 200.. maybe $700 all together.) Her new bike doesnt need to have any special touring geometery, but a comfortable commuter with a few touring components is necessary.
What should I do?
Get her the new KHS bike from River City Bikes with drops, bar end shifters, 24speed casset (no fenders or rack) needs a few adjustments like different stem roughly $750
Get her this bike http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/2899296687.html
and talk the price to $400
or keep looking?