I know I've asked this question before but I hope you guys can help me again.
I have that old mountain bike (Sabre Murray) someone gave me for free. It is an inexpensive bike that retails for about $160-$180. I spent $100 to tune it up. I replaced the pedals for $15 and the cables $40. My first sprint triathlon is in August and it is strongly recommended that I change the mountain tires to smoother tires which is about $60 to $75 for both. The bike doesn't have quick release, it needs a wrench to take the wheel off to change a flat. If I want to get quick release, I can or I may have to change the wheel altogether because the bike is so old. The wheels would be around $60 to $75 for both.
I have been looking at bikes on a budget. I can't afford to spend too much. I wanted to stay around $500. I want to ride for fitness on roads or trail, family rides and 1 (2 max ) sprint and/or mini triathlons per year. No desire or time to do more.
I found a bike I like at Princeton Sports. It looks like a hybrid but the company has it as recreational. There are 3 makes of the same model ranging from $420 to $600. It's the Cannondale Quick Feminine 4, 5 and 6. www.cannondale.com/bikes/09/cusa/model-9QR
1. Should I keep my old bike and just spend the $120 to $175 to upgrade it or go for the new bike?
The costs are rough estimate based on what the various bike shops told me. It might even end up being higher.
Edited by: TDSLOVEY at: 2/25/2009 (23:49)
- lose 50lbs
-stay consistent in my workouts
-strengthen my recently broken ankle
-cosistent training after healing from a stress fracture in my foot
-completed a 10 miler, 10K and a half marathon
-sorry my year ended in Maym 2 weeks after my half marathon when I crash on my bike shattering my ankle. I had surgery and ortho put in 8 screws and a plate.
| Pounds lost: 17.6