Some of the threads below got me thinking about finances and bike quality. Each situation has so many variables that I'm going to ask this question within these parameters..........limited money, limited access to good used bikes and the bike will be ridden moderately heavy (20-30 three times a week and 50-60 once on the weekend). So would you.....
1) Buy a cheap bike (ie actionbent, recumbentusa, etc.)
2) Go wherever it took to get a good used one, regardless of time and miles.
3) Save and get a high end bike despite the fact that it may be multiple months or even a couple of years.
4) Skip it because low dollar bikes are too much trouble and you don't want to delay gratification that long.
Thanks to all who take the time to answer.