Hopefully I'm posting in the right spot! I couldn't find a truly appropriate category. I'm 290 and 6'2" which isn't nearly as bad as it sounds. I'm trying to get back in shape for football and have never been able to ride a bike. My wife convinced me to give it a try, and amazingly I just took off and enjoyed it so much.
So onto the problem, the bike I was riding on belonged to a family member, female 5'4" and very light, as you can imagine the bike was not happy with me. I should also say, I'm a college student so I'm in the neighborhood of under 400 dollars. I've heard a lot of conflicting information, like frames being most important, frames not being important, tires, spokes, etc.
Ideally, if anyones been in the same market I am, links would be a great! I'm a complete novice to the biking world.