New to actual biking Help please
Currently have 2 bikes 1) Toys R US Equator with mountain tires (1st actual bike bought wayyyyyy back when bout 10 years ago) 2) Kmart bike with road tires (bought few years back)
Well times have changed and sick of tired of dealing with crappy gears and that (especially on the K-mart bike) also sick sick and tired of putting money into these bikes when something goes out (rim was like 30 bucks)
But so my riding will be several different types (basically need an all purpose):
a) Rural Road (some gravel/ so paved [generally flat]) Northwest Indiana (NWI)
b) Some paved trails (slight hills) NWI
c) Looking at doing a bit more off-the-beaten-path NWI
d) Just got a job in Yellowstone National Park for the summer, want a general get-me-around plus some off-the-beaten-path
My budget is 150 and under (I'm collage aged and working fast food till I go out to Yellowstone this summer
) so its defiantly a used bike for me
So i'm 6' 1" (165 lbs) and when i went to the bike shop they were like i think a 19" frame but could do a 21" also (looking at Trek)
Trying to look around it looks like a hard-tail should be fine for what I want to do, correct any other thoughts?
Also needs to be quick release for easy transportation (just bought yakima q-tower rack to put on my station wagon on the way out to Yellowstone)
Any thoughts on things to avoid or to get?
Trek 4900 21" bike $150.00 OBO
This bike is in good working order. It is missing a bolt on front tire (lost during move), and front tire is flat (don't know if leaking) I have not had time to repair the bike so I have to sell it
Thoughts and what would cost be to get a decent quick for this?