QUOTE (Titanium Tim @ Mar 2 2008, 09:18 PM)
Why would you recommend a Crupi to someone who just told you his budget was $400? He wants to ride a complete bike, not look at a frame.
Check out a Redline Proline. Very decent complete bikes. I don't know what their current colors are like, but unless you're set on new, check ebay for used bikes. I started out 2 and a half years ago on a Proline 24" that I picked up for $200.
More then the price i was saying geometry .If you get a pos that rides like a murray your going to be paying doctor bills instead of crupis overhead .I gave 100. for my whole diamond back used in oct ,and its a death trap i just wanted to pass some info /lesson i learned .
I been around the block awhile to enough to give solid info i raced 12 years in the 80s and you really should wait if you cant afford a good riding bike it really does make a difference .If anything choose the shortest rear chainstays out of the group you been looking at .Good luck