I'm pretty new to the biking community and plan on doing it for mainly fitness. I'm 6'1" and 260 lbs. and I opted to go the more affordable way and find a bike used online. I bought a 1993 Bianchi Nyala with all Shimano Alivio components and a chromoly front fork. I plan on finding a decent front fork that will hold my wieght nicely but have been unlucky thus far. Anyone know of one? After about 1 hour of riding my hands hurt like hell and I have to alternate hands on flat areas to give them a rest.
The guy I picked up the bike from weighed AT LEAST 2x what I am. And the wheels are out of true and the brakes are pretty worn out.
What upgrades that are affordable (important) would you start with and what upgrades would you throw on in the future? The bikepedia for the bike doesn't say much about it. Please don't flame and say "You should burn the bike, and buy a better one", "Trade it in", or "Stop eating at McDonalds". I've been a big dude my whole life and I've heard them all, and I like this bike. =)