I'm thinking of junking my cruiser & buying a Specialized Langster. I can get one from a local shop, buy online, or wait for a used one in the right size on e-Bay.
First question is about who to buy from - I'd favor the local shop if the difference is $60 or less over the internet price. Any pros or cons about this?
Second, is buying a used Langster a viable option?
Third, I'm ignorant of what's available in this type of bike. Is the Specialized Langster a primo choice, or should I look at other makes & models? FYI, I **DON'T** plan on racing in any current or future scenario. I'm buying the bike for exercise, and occasional convenience riding. I want to junk my Dyno-Glide cruiser because the frame style makes the seatpost extend so far that it bends!
I weigh 260# just now (and hope to be 200# by this time next year); so my fourth question is "Is the Langster (or any other similar track-style bike) going to be sturdy enough to handle me for the immediate future?"
Thanks for the feedback!