Advice for buying a bike for relative novice
I used to ride bikes long ago when i was 11-12 years old, but haven't ridden one in 12 years now! However I'm getting interested in bicycles again and my physiotherapist recommended I get one. The thing is, I have ZERO expertise when it comes to buying a bicycle. I'm just going to be using it as a "fitness tool", something i can ride every other day for a relative short distance (2-4 k). So I need to know:
- What type of bike am I looking for?
- What price ranges should I have to have in mind?
- Used or new?
- Where to go in Ottawa?
any other pointers would be awesome!