Hello all. I'm new to this site but already have so many questions. First of all, I have Fibromyalgia. Second, I don't know exactly what I weigh (too afraid to find out) but it's somewhere in the mid-upper 200s. Lastly, I have a budget limit so whatever will do for a while would be the most appreciated - I'll upgrade later as needed.
I stopped into a local bike shop and they mentioned a Globe 4 Low Entry. I test rode it in the parking lot a few times and it was smooth as butter and caused no pain. It's an aluminum frame and only a 32 spoke single wall. Now...my main question is how long should this get me before I need to upgrade to 36 double? I'm only going to be using it for neighborhood roads and the paved bike path in town - all flat, no hills at all. Planning on riding every other day at least and no speed biking or anything like that. Easy does it.
Any suggestions? I can't afford anything over 300 (this bike is on sale for 299).