I'm starting grad school at University of Illinois, and, while I'll bring my car, it seems a shame to use it much when the city's so amenable to biking. And, you know, I could probably use the exercise.
Unfortunately, I don't think my current bike'll work, as it's about fifteen years old and has the sort of thick-tire, made-for-a-kid type thing going on. So...what do I need to be looking for in a bike, and how much is this going to hurt my wallet? I figure if anywhere has ideas on this, it'd be here
Also, I know this is about bags (shame!) but anyone have any experience riding with a Ristretto? Would the Q-AM strap work with it?