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hey, /n/ I need a bike to get back and forth from work

I know how to ride one, I'm 6'2 and about 200lb

any advice for a good bike? I like this guy, it's well priced but I don't really knwo what to look for in a good bike

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0041QF9EQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2IQ3RW1NXKXYZ&coliid=I22IYXE338EH9Y&psc=1
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>Takara Kabuto
It's not a very good bike, and the large size will be just barely big enough for someone of your height, but it will work tolerably well for a commuting bike if you live somewhere flat. If you do buy this, it would be worth having a bike shop do a basic tuneup (to make sure there's adequate grease in place, wheels are tensioned, bolts tight, etc.) on it before you ride it very far - half the problem with most cheap bikes is that they're not put together properly, greatly increasing the chances that you'll experience component failure.
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>>909938

okay, thanks for the reply

there are a few bike shops not too far from me, I guess I should go in and talk to the guy huh
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>>909929
1. Go to bike shop, get a lower-priced hybrid or road bike that can take racks. For USA, figure this will cost ~$400. It will be built and assembled much better tho.

2. get Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires for it. This will cost ~$100 more (you may need to order them online) but it makes getting flat tires far more unlikely
2a. If you get a bike that has 26".559mm wheels then there is a china copy of the Schwalbe MP that is cheaper, called the Salvo ($20 on Amazon) but it only comes in 26" x 1.75. It is not S-MP's, but it is breddy gud for cheap.
2c: Forget about paper-thin tires with kevlar layers, those don't stop shit. THICK tread rubber is what you want here.

People will tell you that Marathon Plus are slow tires--and they are. But you can plan on riding at a slower pace; you can't plan on getting a flat tire. When you have to get to somewhere on time, it is best to make the bike dependable rather than as fast as possible.
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>>910048

OP I think this anon is trying to say that you need a flat bar road bike
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