I got on a bike for the first time in 13 years the other day, and it felt so good, i decided to buy one for myself. The long and short of it is that I didn't do my research and had no one to consult with/accompany me to purchase, didn't realize there were super ****ty bikes out there, and trusted the person I was buying from. Price seemed about what everything was going for on Craigslist, so I paid $75 for...a Murray. Didn't even look at the brand until I got home - figured it rode okay, was a good size for me (i'm short), was fine. Now I'm seeing that they're apparently worth about $2 and utter pieces of ****. I'm afraid to ride it...will it fall apart? Will the brakes fail, wheels fall off, chain come undone while I'm in the middle of traffic? I can barely ride a bike as it is, the last thing I need after getting f'ed out of $75 bucks is to have my bike disintegrate while i'm riding it. I will feel a bit better if I at least know it will get me to the grocery store and book shop on a regular basis.