Here she is, my new bike!
It’s a 3-speed Crescent, bought it from this guy, another international student who buys bikes from exchange students moving back home, refurbs them, and sells them. It has everything I need, including lights, a lock, and a basket, and of course, a bell. Almost everyone has the exact same basket on their bike: black wire like a trash bin, either the back/side mount model, or the front mount. I prefer baskets on the front, but I really liked this bike.
It only cost 750 SEK, which is about $120. Many of the other exchange students with bikes paid around 900 SEK, for bikes that were probably not so lovingly restored. I think I got a good deal.
There is only one thing it’s missing, which Daniel has promised to remedy: it needs an Obama ’08 bumper sticker (which I think will only increase the resale value, right?)