New bike

September 13, 2016

It's a lot like my old one, but with a fender! I've hated the wet butt part of riding in the rain & I finally have eliminated it.

Here's the economics of owning a bike in NYC. My old bike I'd had at least 10 years. It probably cost around $500. I figure I save at least that much (& possible twice that) every year by riding most places rather than take a subway or taxi. That's including the occasional flat tire ($19) & an annual tuneup for a hundred bucks or so. The new bike ($670 for the fender, $20 for the bike, for a total, with tax, of $750) will pay for itself in a year.