Im Steve, I live in the Houston area and Im looking to get back on my bike
A little bit about me - when I was younger I was very sporting, semi-pro Rugby player in the UK etc, however work and life came along... I lost the sporting lifestyle, but kept up the rugby diet. Im now 28years old, 6ft3 and 275lbs.
Now Im first of all looking to get back down to below 200lbs. (heck even 215 would make me happy). When I get down to a good weight and high level of fitness I want to start looking at more advanced riding, racing etc. That brings me to the big question....what bike do I get?
I want to start out with a low budget road bike, sub $500 if possible. Ive been looking around the forum and it seems like the best way to go is with a used bike. Then when Im in better shape I can splurge on the carbon framed gold plated super mega bike
One question I had was with regards to walmart bikes...I understand that they are cheap and usually poor quality, but we were in getting our 7 year old a bike and I noticed they are selling schwinn bikes. I was under the impression that schwinn was one of the better manufacturers..am I wrong. The one I was looking at was the Schwinn Varsity 1300 XL. At $249 new would it be a good investment to buy it and upgrade the wheels?
Link - http://www.walmart.com/ip/700c-Schwi...em+Description
Thanks for reading! I look forward to gettin out there. Some of your success stories are a real inspiration!!