Downtown Spanky Brown
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Camp Hill, Pennsyltucky
Bikes: 14 Motobecane Phantom Cross Pro 2000 Kona Lana'I
Not a problem, happy to help. I understood the Shetland pony pun, once you get into it you'll probably pedal your way right of Clyde and into Quarter horse :-). I checked out the Marin website and the Alloy Hardtails seem to have some pretty nice component to cost ratio. Check out the Bobcat Trail
, it's pretty snazzy looking and will handle your weight with no problem.
To elaborate on what Becky said:
whether this will be a "starter bike" until you get fitter, or if you'd be willing to get something different once your body has changed.
This was the mistake I made and I certainly hope you wont follow me. I bought a low end bike thinking that if I didn't like it then I wouldn't be out much money, and if I did like then I could upgrade it. Fast forward a bit and I got some new parts on order to upgrade it, but trust me, you will spend less money just buying the better bike from the start. Even the modest upgrades I've made to it have put the cost of the bike well into 600 dollar range. But like they say, hindsight is 20/20. And defiantly buy a helmet with your bike.
As far as cultural diversity goes, we have many friends from across the pond. The site is hosted in the US so yes the majority will be 'mericans. Just don't get upset with us for butchering your language.
Last edited by bautieri; 10-04-07 at 11:15 AM.
Reason: profanity edit, my bad :-(