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first time here, and I have a couple question that I hope you can help me out with.
my GF has gotten into triathloning recently and I'm planning on buying a bike so that I can train with her. I had a mountain bike when I was a kid, but really have no idea where to begin.
what size bike would you recommend for someone 6'5" 250 lbs?
are there certain brands I should go for, and some that I should avoid? I was planning on using craigslist to find a used bike, and maybe put some money into it to have it fixed up.
my budget is $150, but I would prefer to spend between closer to $100
I'm open to any and all constructive suggestions you might have, trying to get a good value.
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i was told to come here for some help. I recently bought some super deep v, black, polished metal wheels. Well after putting them on i realize they don't have a friction strip for where the brake pads hit the rim. So during my test ride i do some average speed braking and hear the most ass clenching-ness, straight out of hell, hit pitched squeeling from the brakes and rims. The rubber on the super smooth metal makes this noise. . . Wat do?
tl;dr Rubber brakes on poilished metal deep v rims, makes quite a ruckus, how fix?