What type of city bike should a newbie get?
July 6, 2012 11:44 AM Subscribe
What should I be looking for in a decent city bike?
posted by Unsomnambulist to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (20 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I live in Los Angeles, and want something that ideally fills the following criteria:
-Will likely get nominal use. Expecting this to be a starter bike.
-Something small enough to easily take on the subway and fit in storage.
Pretty sure I'll be going for something used, or building from existing parts with some help. But I have no idea what questions to ask, what price range to look at, etc.
Should I get a single gear, multi gear, banana seat (j/k), or anything else?
If there's a particular, pre-built model that's a favorite, would love to hear.
(for the locals, I'm thinking of going to Bicycle Kitchen to have them help me construct a bike... if there's anything I should ask while there, or another direction I should take, please let me know)