Hello, new member here, wasn't quite sure where something this diverse fit, so mods, please be so kind as to move if necessary.
Recently i wound up needing to get around while my van was in the shop, and broke out my Kulana Moondog that'd been hung up on the balcony for over a year. The bad? Rear brakes don't work, and neither does the shifter, though it was stuck in 3rd gear, so it was usable. I did ten miles of riding like that, and actually enjoyed it. That said, with it being a $99 WalMart special, i don't think its worth fixing. Plus i'm moving to St Louis in a few weeks, so if i sell it, its one less thing to ship, and i can buy something else when i get there.
Now to the choices, i'm just looking for something for short hops to the grocery store and the like, the nature of my job requires a motor vehicle. So, here's my short list:
Huffy Men's Calais 26" 6-Speed Bicycle, my reservation is that when i worked at WM as an assembler, Huffys were our lowest quality name brand.
Magna Men's 28 In. Cityscape Bike, a 700cc for barely over a Benji, sounds too good to be true
Kent Mens Bayside 7 Speed Comfort Bike, returning to my WM days, Kent made bikes were the best of the house brand bikes, so i'm a bit partial to this. Similar bikes are the Next Avalon from WM, and the Glendale from KM, i'm assuming there's little difference?
DBX Crosswoods from Dicks.
The last one is actually the leading contender, since i expect if i buy any of the others, i'll have to pay a bike shop to finish it for me, and possibly fix a few things, so while its the priciest, buying it from the shop might save me some money. That said, there are two questions with it, is a DBX any good? I've never heard of them. Second, Dicks says it has certified assemblers, certified by whom? At WM, if you knew the business end of a screw driver, you were qualified to assemble bikes.
Obviously i'm just looking for two cheap wheels (let the jokes begin), or rather low priced, cheap has a bad habit of costing a lot more over time, so if anyone knows anything about these, it'd help.