Well, I guess this is as good a place on here to post my question as any. I am looking for recommendations for a basic bike that will work for me, a guy that's 6'0" and 235 lbs.
I know that a lot of you guys have really nice bikes. I might want one later, but for now, I just want a cheapie to get me out on a bike. I can ride, but have never been very good on a bike, so I don't want to buy something costing several hundred dollars or anything like that. Growing up in a semi-rough area, any bike I had eventually got stolen, and my parents wouldn't let me ride too far because the neighborhood wasn't the greatest. I'm now 31 years old, and want to start riding again, or kind of for the first time.
I bought a bike a couple years ago because my wife loves to ride bikes, and I wanted to as well. It is a Huffy (yeah, I know that probably wouldn't meet the standards of most here that are serious riders) with lots of gears and a dual shock system. It is a nice bike, but the thing is so freaking high it makes me uncomfortable to ride. I'm uncomfortable enough due to my limited experience riding around cars and such, but I really don't need a bike that puts me up so high that my feet can't even really touch the ground. I had no clue what I was doing when buying it.
So, help a noob (to the forums, and riding to some extent) out, here. I just want a basic bike that will allow me to ride around the neighborhood, maybe at a park or two, nothing special. Something that I can ride with my height and weight. Something that is fairly inexpensive so that I can get started, and then move up if I like riding enough. I don't want to spend but $100 or less, I don't care about gears and such, or even hand brakes for that matter. Just something basic, decent looking, and that will get me going.
Any suggestions? (Other than losing weight and learning to ride a bike better.)