Profile : Male. 6'2. 140 Kg
Purpose : Leisure. To drop/pick up kid from school. If cycling appeals, may be cycle to work.
Sale : Assuming Black Friday/Christmas period will have the best of sales? Is there a different period where cycle sales are better?
What bike would you recommend?
First time biker - No idea what'd be a good price for a bike. Obviously after the best bang for the buck. An upper limit of $500 seems reasonable.
Is there a specific frame/tyre style/dimension that is more suited to a heavy person?
Even though the purpose is to find out if riding a bike is going to be possible at all, happy to hear middle of the range recommendations so as to avoid a starter bike and a real bike transition. If no sale, and have to go the second hand route - is it even possible to be scammed on gumtree etc when buying second hand?