Looking for a little advice.
I'm deciding which of two bikes to keep as this would be my only bike at this time.
Bike - 1: Fixer upper Nishiki Backroads (Not sure of the year)
I picked this bike up last summer for $40. I find nothing overly wrong with the bike. The bike is a little tall for me.
1.) The paint is rough and it has a few rust spots.
2.) Needs with tubes. Everytime I go for a ride I have to pump up the tires.
3.) Seat replacement. The seat isn't comfortable and is missing a chunk of foam.
4.) Brake upgrade. The bike is 12 to 14 yeas old and the brakes look every bit of it.
5.) I believe the drivetrain looks to be in decent shape.
Bike - 2: New Bike Genesis 29er
First off, I know...a department store bike (boo..hiss). The bike cost about 240 with tax. Plus, I'll need a adjustment and tuneup from a LBS about another 40. This bike is a better fit.
1.) The bike shifts rough (I think it might clear up with adjustments.)
2.) I'm over the max weight for the bike. I weigh 313 and max is 300. Girlfriend made comment the tires look flat when I ride.
I believe bike 1 is/could be a better overall bike if the drivetrain is how I remember it but, delays me getting on a bike for a couple/few weeks and maybe beyond my skill level to complete.
Bike 2 allows me to bike now and is a better fit but, I believe a lower quaility bike.