T sold my old bike for me this weekend! That will make reconciling August’s budget much easier — I now have to find $100 for bike stuff (and I had $42 in my “fitness” fund) instead of $300 something.
Old bike MSRP: $350
Price paid (new) at bike store: $259, 10% off coupon, 9.25% CA tax
Total Price Paid: $255
Our Craigslist starting price: $300 OBO
CL selling price: $220
We bought my new (used) bike a week ago for $250, then put about $60 into it (tires, tape). We took it out on the bike path today (which was naturally full of pedestrians even though it says “bikes only”) for a quick ride and I like it much much better. It’s much easier to go farther and faster.
I might even bike to work every now and then! There are even showers available at work! It is about 11 miles, and a lot of it would be right along the ocean — what a way to start the day!