After an unlucky experience on craigslist and visits to more than a few used bike shops I decided to buy a brand-spanking-new commuter bike. Not a road bike – even though I won’t be nearly as cool now as I would have been with those ultra skinny tires and horn shaped handle bars. Oh well, I really like mine and it satisfies that practical streak in me that pops up now and then – which is convenient since I’ll be living miiiiiles away from school now -_-
The guys at A Better Cycle and all the other shops I looked at were really nice and helpful though. You can tell they really care about getting more people out of cars and onto bikes, not just selling their stuff.
Anyway, I think its pretty…
I’m guessing it must be a Hawaiian brand, eh? Its named Kona and one of their bikes is actually called “Haole.” Haha, I should have gotten that one huh? : )
Rob, one of the awesome commenters below, just shared this article with me, and its exactly right. I feel like that writer just wrote down my bike hunting experience! Its pretty interesting – if you have an opinion on it I’d love to hear it.
ps – the surgery was a smashing success! thanks for keeping my grandpa in your thoughts. : )
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