I did some searches and obviously this bike isn't a good quality bike, but I haven't ridden a bike since I was probably 13 (10 years ago), and I've never ridden one with gears, and don't plan on starting now.
So naturally I didn't want to drop $300 on a quality bike and then just give up the hobby a month later, so I went to walmart to see what I could find, and they had an incredibly ugly McDonalds bike for $99, which seemed a lot higher quality than their geared mountian bikes for the same price anyway, so I bought it.
I've been fairly happy with my purchase so far since I'm by no means a professional bike rider nor a hipster, but it's been an okay bike so far minus the horrendous brakes that don't work. It's also much nicer without all the ugly stickers on the frame and I've swapped the wheels so they match the rims (who's idea was it to put red tires on yellow rims and vice versa?). So at least it's looking decent now.
Regardless, what should I upgrade first? I'm just looking for this bike to last me until the end of the year and if I'm still into the hobby/sport next year, it seems like the Kilo TT is a common starting place for riders.
So, should I get rid of the ****ty plastic pedals, get new handlebars, replace the tires or what? I'm leaning towards the pedals because honestly, I'm 165 pounds and plastic pedals just scare me.
I'm obviously not going to dump over 75 dollars into this bike, and would rather stay around $50 for now, so what should be replaced first?
PS: I don't know a damned thing about bikes or mechanics, so I honestly don't know. I didn't even know what a "fixie" was until i got home and Googled the bike. It just seemed like a simple start-up bike.