Re: Looking for a good bike on a first 'true' build
Do a search for the word "Cranbroke" and that might give you an idea. My personal preference is for a Mtn. bike style. But, I would take the money you have planned for a wally world bike and go to some local bike shops. They often have used bikes for sale and I would much rather buy a used bike from a bike shop than a wally world bike. Just my personal preference.
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