Since you're a "newbie" it might be better to read this thread than spend so much money for
a bike. A really decent bike can be had for much less than $300 , mate.
Oh yes, read the whole thread since the pictures alone are worth the time.
Riding a 20 yr old clunker to work
My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.
Originally Posted by krazygluon
Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?