I've starting my reasearch into getting my first "real" (read: non-Walmart sub-$100 junk) bike. I have settled on getting a Hybrid since I prefer that seating arrangement. Other than being a Clyde (268 and dropping), I have a rather short inseam (30") for being 5'8" and I think the only real bell/whistle I'd like are disc brakes. I am not opposed at all to prior year models or even used equipment, either. I'd just like to stay below about $500, just to keep the wife happy. I spend too much on bowling and cars as it is, lol!
I've been doing the web thing for now since I don't have a LBS that I frequent. so... here we go!
Which LBS(s) would those in the Memphis area suggest?
Are there any Brands/Lines that I should stay clear of?
Any and all other suggestions are more than welcome!