No I agree... but you can offset some of this cost with selling the brand new components on the flat bar bike. Commuters are always looking for things like new shifters (this is where the major cost is - a good alloy drop bar can be had for $50 aus).I believe they have different shifters. The drop bar shifters were paddles. Factor in the cost of bars, shifters, and cables. You may save something, but not $1,000.
Yep. But I see folk on $8000 bikes with $20 kmart helmets. Can never figure it out.Of course, isn't helmet wearing mandatory in Australia?
Ah, the wait is on... I'd just wear all the gear while I drove the car around the neighbourhood. Including the helmet.Yup, extremely new cyclist here. I got all the gear, bib shorts, jersey, helmet, bottle cage, U lock, gloves, MTB clip in shoes. Spared no expense on the helmet and got a Giro Synthe MIPs.