Bike, Gear, someone knowledgeable to help petite woman through the process wanted
I'm new and interested in finding someone that I could pay to help me through the process of buying a bike with a saddle that would work for me (inseam 28") in my price range (<$2k if possible, but flexible) as well as choosing the right gear/armor, ideally second-hand, helping me figure out basic maintainance and helping me choose the right training. I rode dirt bikes as a kid, but nothing since then and obviously I'd like to take some safety courses. I'd like to have someone knowledgeable help me through the process, and willing to pay you reasonably for your time (let me know what that is!)
I'm in my twenties, 28" inseam, wear woman's size small-ish (usually 4, 6, or 8) a student, and live in the East Bay. I'm interested in a bike I'd use for riding to school, about 7 miles distant each way.
If you have gear for a petite woman or a bike that would work for me, that would work, too!