Should I get a new or used bike
Just want to start by thanking the forum for helping me with my decision thus far.
I'm looking to get a single speed/fixed gear flip-flop hub bike. I looked around in some LBSs and decided to buy a bike from BD. the only problem I found was that just about every other person I read reviews from say they buy the bike and replace a whole lot of parts: pedals, wheels, crank-set and so on. will these bikes not hold up? because I dont think I would be able to afford to upgrade all my parts. (I'm looking at a strict 500 maximum) which would include buying a freewheel or fixed gear cog if it didn't come with one.(I'm looking at the Motobecane Fantom Cross UNO)
on the other hand, I could wait around refreshing craigslist for the next few weeks waiting for something good to come along.
sorry for the long post. In the end I'm just wondering if I would need to upgrade my parts if I bought a BD bike to make it ride able for me. (280lb, 5'11")
Thanks in advanced