The Huffy bike that I bought in May (because hubby refused to buy a better quality used bike when we could get a new bike for the same price ) is wearing out...in the last month I replaced the petals twice, the brake cables, and had to tighten up the rear hub because it was wobbly. Now it's making clanking and grinding noises and it's something in the crankset which I don't have the tools to investigate. I don't feel like it's worth taking it to be looked at either.
So, since my budget doesn't allow for a new bike until March, I'm looking at the used ones on Craigslist and trying to find something to get today. The best thing I've seen so far is a Raleigh C40 with an aluminum frame. Does that sound like a good choice for a heavier rider? or would I be better off waiting to find something with a steel frame? I don't do anything extreme with the bike, just ride sidewalks and streets. Probably what killed the Huffy (other than it's general poor quality) was pulling the trail-a-bike with it so I could get my little one riding.