LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Don't spin your wheels looking for ways to save money. BillBaugh, Mulhaupts Bicycle Shop Manager, said as gas prices go upmore people show interest in buying a bike.
"I had one guy that came in last year and bought a bike for thesecond time in two years and he figures he saves enough money overa two year period that he can buy a new bike every year.
But it's not just new bikes. People are using Mulhaupt's repairshop to fix up their old bikes. It's all in an effort to keep moremoney in their pockets.
"Last year they were buying a bicycle because gas prices were sohigh," said Baugh. "Seems this year a lot of people are bringing inbikes to be repaired."
Of course, there are other benefits beyond saving money.
"I can go places cars can't I suppose," said Philip Jarvis,bicyclist and Purdue student.
There are health benefits as well.
"The exercise is just good for you and the cardio you get fromriding is a lot better than riding that car to work," saidBaugh.
Baugh said his stores biggest seller is a hybrid bike which is across between a leisure and a road bike. He said a quality hybridbike would cost around $395 which may seem like a hefty price.However, considering a bike could last more than 15 years, youcould win big in the long run.
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