recently family members, friends and fellow bloggers have commented to me how much they want a bike but don't know how to go about buying one...well i thought why not provide come helpful tips on how to buy a vintage/used or new bike! craigslist is filled with wonderful opportunities just waiting to be snatched up as well as local bike shops. i have owned 4 bikes, all different types from cruiser, mixte, roadbike and mountain bike...and all serve a different riding style or purpose...i am not the most knowledgeable person about bikes but i know when i see a great looking bike but to help withe more technicalities i have asked the mister to add his two cents! also since some of you maybe be purchasing your very first bike i also want to post how to's on bike maintenance..everyone likes a chick who can handle a wrench and some grease :D stay tuned for your first bike chick tip...can't wait i am so excited!!!