DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Lotus is a decent bike, and the price seems OK to me, but I would guess it is too small for you. As far as sizing, I would guess you will like either a 24 inch or 25 inch frame bike. 25 is pushing it, but I have sold several 25 inch frame bikes to riders that were 6-1, and they fit fine.
Wrong forum to get a recommendation for that bikedirect branded stuff. Really you need to decide, do you want a vintage bike or not? If you are looking for something modern, then I would look for a bike shop branded bike in the four to eight year old range.
My other tip: the good deals do not last long enough to get responses to: "Is this a good deal?" Better off spending some time educating yourself on what to look for, then POUNCE on a deal. In any larger metro area, there are always scoopers looking for deals on bikes. They move fast.
Last edited by wrk101; 11-11-10 at 05:31 PM.