So I was just browsing around on Craig's List and Ebay and such the other day, and I found quite a few good deals on bikes that I think would be pretty ideal for commuting. I found several 650cc and up bikes for right around $1k. Not too bad, especially considering that two of them were in EXCELLENT condition.
I'm trying to keep these types of things as open options for next spring just in case I come into a little bit of cash. I think it would be nice to have a bit larger bike for commuting to work on...and things like this would really fit the bill really well.