Okay there is probably a million and one threads on here about this but here is one more. I am 34 this year and getting back into biking. I have gained some weight in the past couple years and am currently about 250. I really want to get a bike but the budget is tight right now and would like to buy something cheap preferably around the 250 at the most mark. I know after reading the forums here people say to go to the bike shops and ask but i have and they are way out of my price range. So big question is , is there any good bikes out there that i can get for this much. I dont have a problem with tuning bikes since i use to be a huge biker back when i was younger in fact i was in competitions all the time for bmxing and i use to tune bikes for my friends all the time. I just want to get in shape again and would like to lose a few. I have been considering a hybrid but can they hold up with my weight? i would like a comfort style or something hybrid, just because it would be easier to get around. I do have alot of bike trails around my that are paved. Any help would be much appreciated. like i said though i know that i should save my pennies like everyone said and get a LBS bike but they are just to high right now. I wont mind spending the money a couple of years down the road maybe 1 or 2 but i have to do this right now. thanks.