Buying a Bike
Hi, this is my first post here so I wasn't sure if this is the right section. But anyway, I'm looking to buy an inexpensive bike, and I'm just not sure what I should look for. I do not really want to spend more than 200-250$ US. I realize that this is not a lot of money for a bike, but I just need something to ride around on during the summer in Boston (I have a nice Specialized bike at home, so I don't need another really nice bike.) I will probably look for something that is used, unless I find a really good deal on a new one. I am also looking for a mountain bike or possibly some sort of half-breed, if that is the correct terminology. Anyway, are there any particular companies that make relatively good bikes for a low price? What sort of things should I look for in a bike, in terms of materials, and componenets? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks alot.