Reposted from Just Another Pedaler.
|Example Bike From Craig’s List|
|A Nice Bell||Light Set||CO2 Tire Repair Kit|
On the other end of the spectrum, at the 2010 North American Handmade Bike Show I saw a bike that would be perfect for my commute. It was titanium so it wouldn’t corrode. It had disc brakes for good stopping power, a Gates belt drive and Alfine internally geared hub for low maintenance. It even had a built in rack. The main draw back is that it was $8600. I would need to win the lottery to afford it and then I wouldn’t need it to commute to work. Here is a photo. It was made by Black Sheep Cycles. I still want it. Maybe if I just won a couple $100,000 in the lottery?
Depending on the weather, the distance you are riding, the terrain and how fast you are going, you may need to shower when you finish your ride. You could be fortunate like me and have showers at work. That is the optimum setup. Other people join a gym near work and shower there. Then you can ride the slowly from the gym to work. Some people just use some wipes and a bathroom sink to get cleaned up. That could work if you are not too sweaty.