Re: Brand new to MB's and need some info..
Hello and welcome to the forum.
You mentioned in your first post that you have only been looking at this for about 2 hours. May I make a recommendation that you spend some days reading this forum and using the search function to look for answers to your questions? The people here are friendly and helpful but you will get the most out of their expertise if you ask questions from a more knowledgeable perspective. Everything you have asked has been covered here before many times. If you are interested in inexpensive then check out the DIY section. Deacon has written some excellent posts on how to build your own bike from scratch.