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
If you want to go fast, lost weight first.
If you want to get in shape, then buy a used bike, any used bike, that fits, and start riding.
+1 Take the bike in to a reliable local shop and have them tune it up. Get a cost estimate first, to avoid sticker shock. If you want it fixed at a lower cost, then post an ad on Craigs List, in the for sale bicycle section: WTB: Looking for reasonable cost mechanic to tune up old bike