Quick and easy, I'm new so please forgive if this is in the wrong spot.
I live downtown, and there are NO places to park, so I generally save my car for bigger commutes, and I need a bike to get me around town.
I've been cycling a bit on a mountain bike that my dad's had for years. I grow weary of it and began to look for a nice beginner cycle, and I came across this. http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...estore_ID=1791 (Yes, I know it's out of stock)
I like the price a lot (I wanted to keep it under $500 for my first bike), though I have a few questions. Sorry if they're simplistic. I'm also a fan of the drop bars.
1. It says the bike is single speed, and after riding BMX for a good 7 years I realize I no longer wish to have that. Is that able to be changed out in the future with more gears?
2. Is it worth the money?
3. Any other suggestions for beginner cycles?
4. Size. I'm about 5'5" and weigh 135 pounds, how do I know what size to purchase?
5. Will I have to worry about rust? And if so, how can I prevent it?
I understand these may be a bit stupid questions, though I'd appreciate it tons of someone could shed a bit of light an any subject.
Thanks a ton!