I've posted in the Cheep Bike Challenge thread quite a few times over the years, but I think we need a more challenging challenge, $1500 can be too easy! For those of us really cheap frugal penny pinching tight wads, here's the game. Bike plus the parts & repairs stays under $499. Dirt, street, scoot, whatever. Here's my current tightwad bike. I was in it for around $382 bucks last fall when it was completed, then I sold the tank that was on it for $160, and slapped on a $10 swap meet tank. I've put just over 500 miles on it over the spring so far. $232 in it. My helmet cost me more. What have some of you guys put together and ridden around for real cheap?