Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oswego, Il
Bikes: Fuji Collector: Professional Super Record, 2 x Professional, 2 x The Newest, 2 x Design Series, Special Road Racer, and Titanium Record.
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If you aren't planning on racing, but want to ride around town, keep an eye out for an old road bike that fits. Many people will tell you to avoid anything but chro-moly, carbon fiber, or aluminum.
I would recommend finding any old road or hybrid bike that fits, has alloy rims (check with a magnet if you can't visually ID them), and needs the least work. It can get expensive to fix up a bike in need. I ride a hi tensile steel bike very regularly and they are a bit heavier, but fine.