I'm looking for advice on what to look for in buying a bike (frame size/composition/wheels/etc). I really have no idea. I'm 30 years old and weigh approximately 425 lbs. For those of you who will tell me to get doctor's advice before starting... he said I can do whatever I want, as long as it doesn't hurt basically!
I want to get a bike for several reasons. First, exercise of course. I need a way to help keep my blood sugars in control. Also, I live in a college town, and it will be easier to get around campus with a bike. My long term goal that I envision in my head is to ride my bike all the way to campus (a few miles through town/traffic) but for now I'll be happy with bringing my bike with me on the bus and just riding around this huge campus. And also just riding bike paths near my apartment.
Since my wife and I are both students with two kids, we're really busy and don't have jobs, so money is going to be a big issue.
I'll appreciate any advice I can get!!!