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Thanks for the reply. I did attend your session and read the materials. I believe the bike specs are fine for beginner purposes and it fits me well. The main issue is that it makes an ungodly noise when I break and shift gears. I had a guy come out and do a tune up in November and he changed the break pads, but that apparently wasn’t the issue because the problem only got worse. He told me it was a ‘Frankenstein’ bike meaning that it had clearly been in a wreck and had mismatching parts. Basically he said to not put more money into it but that it was perfectly safe. The noise however is unsettling and some of the gears are borderline unusable. I’ll text some photos soon. Very knew and open to any guidance/suggestions. Thanks again!