Greetings fellow bike commuters, I hope you are enjoying what is left of summer and getting ready for those cold, rainy and snowy commutes. I know I’m not. I live in Southern California for crying out loud, it was 98 degrees three days ago! Meteorologists are predicting a dry and hot winter due to “La niña” so all I have to worry is about riding in the dark.
But regardless of the weather, I still want a “winter bike”. But what about the Spicer Cycles CX that I rave about? Well, that bike is too nice as my “winter bike” so I am searching my favorite bicycle market place (Craigslist) for that perfect and inexpensive bike. My list of “needs” is short: must be under $200 and it must be in excellent condition. My list of wants is also short: singlespeed/fixed gear or 7 speed folding bike.
If you are familiar with Craigslist, you know that there are sellers that are full of shit but you can also find some gems buried deep in there. In fact, if you follow us on Facebook, you have noticed that we started a WTF Craigslist post of the week on Thursdays. The biggest challenge will be to find a decent fixed gear bike or folding bike, Craigslist is littered with crappy fixies and folding bikes are hard to find for cheap.
Keep following us on Facebook and Instagram for quick updates of my search.