Hello everyone, my name is Benjamin, but most just call me Esquire. Im 20 years old and weigh 211lb. with a body fat percentage of 24% at a height of 5'11. I use to cycle a lot back in High School and now that I am in College (Junior) I have decided to start up cycling again and bought myself a Scattante Americano single gear, just because paying for college can get expensive ($9,000 a semester cash).
Now living in Lynchburg, Virginia has its ups and downs...we usually call them mountains and hills and being on a single gear it can get really tiresome going up the hills like all the mountain bikes do. Even though I am up in the mountains I can still go riding everyday (thought ahead and bought winter riding clothes) and try to as much as I can ride 5-10 miles just to say I did something.
Now for my question; I am looking into buying a new bike (one with gears this time!) though I do not have alot of money to buy with so I thought I should ask others about this. This is what I am wanting in my next bike:
$1,000-$1,750 price tag
can handle my weight and height (right now I am riding a 58, is this okay?)
nice for hill climbing being that I will be doing alot of this
gears....pretty much explains itself.