Newbie from the Bay Area
I'm Faz from the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm in Belmont and have decided to get into road-biking -- basically for fitness/endurance and also a bit of commuting (3.9mi road/bike path to Fostercity)
I looked around quite a bit/did some research and then decided to start with the Schwinn Varsity - I know I know.. gasp!! "He bought a Walmart bike" shudder!! *shun!* -- I wanted to see if I really like it.
Edit: I got the 700c Men's Schwinn Varsity. Walmart.com down for maintenance.. will link morrow for details.
I gather the general sentiment(s) after my research that for all y'all serious enthusiasts -- talking about mass-produced walmart/target bikes might be distasteful but like I said I want to see if I really like this and eventually get serious about upgrading to a better bike.
That said, I've been having some issues with the front wheel assembly - the QR looks alright, but the fork doesn't seem to sit properly or align with the wheel axle. As you can see this is pretty late for me but I'll definitely post pictures morrow.
Would appreciate any assistance/advice. I'm also going to call a local bike shop morrow and bring it there for a once-over/fitting.
Last edited by faz; 08-11-10 at 03:49 AM.