Other than the usual growing up with bikes, I commuted years ago on a Motobecane. I probably couldn't afford that one today. I am trying to decide what to get. To do it right I suppose it would have to be a Raleigh as that's the only shop here, or get a used bike there. On line I am interested in the Kettler Big Jumper. Looking for one under a thousand. Are the Smith Wessons any good? They are priced right. I will be biking locally although I would like it good for trekking in the event I do that.