I was about to make a suggestion but then I saw your budget - honestly I would leave it for a while and save for something better.
Unfortunately, at this price level, you will end up being disappointed in the long run.
Alternatively, if you are not in a hurry, then scour the used market. Between myself and one friend we have secured one Feisol Tournament Tripod, A Gitzo Traveller, a Gitzo 3 series Mountaineer and a Gitzo 3 Series Systematic - all were WELL within your budget. It pays to look around!
P.S. The Feisol Tournament Tripods are well worth a look. The 4 section version (CT-3442) is at least as rigid as or 055, shorter folded and stupidly light. A decent used one would be just the job and should be within budget.
Life is for living, cameras are to capture it (one day I will learn how!).