Well, sort of. I just got a new bike today, it was on sale at K-Mart for $80. Probably sounds like a sin. After I got it, I saw online that it was recalled because the crank could come off. What a shame. Worst case scenario, I make a hybrid out of it and my old bike.
This one is a Huffy Howler (26"). Before that, I had a Huffy Vormax (26"). And before that, I had a Huffy Meltdown (24"). Considering I was a kid/teen, they took quite a beating. Which brought me to this newest purchase.
Problem is, I don't know what to look for, which brings me here. What companies actually specialize in bikes? What bike is really worth $200+? Does anyone know of any shops/stores in the Cleveland area? There used to be one I went to, Schneider's Bikes on Lorain, but it closed. I don't even know of any others. I finally got a job, so it's not so troublesome to try to save some money. But with summer coming up, I'm hoping to find a good bike as soon as possible. I've still got my two old bikes, and the one I just got, and we'll see how things go. But either way, it's probably a good idea to look into good bikes.
I should probably mention, I'm just looking for a basic road bike. I personally prefer dual suspension, for the more comfortable ride, but it's certainly not necessary. I honestly know very little about bikes, so I'm really hoping for a bit of help here. What brands/makes/models should I look into? What kind of bike? I just want some sort of 26" road-type bike that I can ride around on roads and sidewalks, a daily rider sort of bike.