I'm looking into getting a bike as transportation and I was wondering if you have any suggestions? I'd like something that not TOO expensive but will last me and is good for getting around town on.
I have a retrospec bike and i fucking LOVE it. It’s lasted me years and years, and is still holding strong as ever. They have a bunch of different price points, but mine was about two hundred dollars, after a discount my friend hooked me up with. It’s lightweight, easy to figure out if you’re DIY, has a free wheel you can switch between fixed gear or single speed (I ride single speed) and doesn’t really have too many bells and whistles, so I don’t ever really worry about it being stolen. I used to work at a BMX store, so my bike is still strangely set up with weird BMX specs, but the bikes leave a lot of room for customization, and i seriously love my bike.
Buy a Ulock and a cord lock deal-y too if you’re riding in the city. I had a close call with my back wheel getting stolen last year, but I came out of work in time to scare the dude off. BUT LOCK YOUR WHEELS TO YOUR FRAME, dudes with wrenches can’t be stopped otherwise.