Hi everyone this is my first post on this forum and I'm looking for a bike to ride around the suburbs of Connecticut.
My area is hilly and I'll be driving the bike almost exclusively on paved roads.
My purpose of buying a bike is to get in shape. I'm 22 years old, 5'10'' and weigh about 215 lbs. The only bikes I've ever had were used bikes the first I got for free (it had no hand brakes you braked by pedaling backwards- is there a special name for that?)
The second I bought used it was lightweight and had a hand brake it was very nice.
I am going to use the bike just to ride around my neighborhood for exercise.
The important things to me are that it is cheap but decent quality. I'd say my budget is about $175-200 for a bike and I have no problems buying a used bike.