Buying a Bike
I'm new to the board. Can someone please give me an idea as to what I should be looking for exactly when buying a bike? What differentiates a "good" bike from a not-so-good one? If there are any really good links that go over this subject I'd appreciate that, as well.
My cousin and I have a limited budget (him more than I) and he insists on buying this bike:
I fully understand the term, "you get what you pay for", and I'd like to tell him that, but I've got to admit that telling him to spend $100 (or more) dollars on another bike would be kind of an ignorant demand on my behalf. We are not frequent riders; this is a weekend-only type thing.
So my question is this:
- Would a bike such as the one in the above link be "good enough"?
- Can you give me reason(s) why one should -not- buy this bike?
Would spending a few more bucks make any sense in our case? When we do in fact ride, it's never a short distance; but we don't ride often.
Any comments, questions or suggestions are welcome.
Thanks in advance,
If that was not your intended meaning, I will kindly refer you to my last post in this thread, and remind you the South Park weather service has issued a smug alert for your immediate area :D That's an ugly, hurtful thread.
Disclaimer: I'll be the first to admit I am a bad person in many ways. I drink rum. I have evil thoughts. I jack off. I drive an imperfect bicycle. I procrastinate. But I do not belittle people because of where they work, their employment "status" or what they produce at work, as they are following orders. I am not mean to people. Mean people suck.
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