First off sorry for the longwinded post, thanks in advance for reading through....
Soo, im a new member. been perusing this forum for a bit, trying to do some research. And have some questions. A little about me: I currently have a roadbike, that i love, and really want to get a second bike for getting around town, (a singlespeed, or 3 speed, not fixed) to the gym, what have you, so i dont have to take my nice roadbike and worry about it. I have come across a bunch of different bikes on here which are killer but not sure its what im looking for. The closest "new" bike i have found that I think would fit what im looking for is the Swobo Otis. However, the price tag is a little much for my taste.
So I am almost 6'4" and just under 210 lbs. Not to say these bikes look wimpy or fragile, (im sure there not, i just can't think of a better word for it) I am looking for a bike that i can really beat on with no worries. Like hopping on an off curbs, going over railroad tracks, and potholes (boston is not known for nice streets).
I'm assuming most would say just get a mountain bike and put slicks on it, or a cyclecross bike. I guess im just not knowledgeable enough about all of it. I was hoping, any of you knowledgeable people out there could give me some insight into what would be best. Best starter frame? best complete? best tires, parts?
any and all opinions are welcome, and thanks in advance for the input!