Hey guys, been reading a bit and figured I would post. I am 6'2" and about 375lbs. I have been looking around at bikes and have really not been able to find much I think will hold me. I am on a very strict budget (under $200 if I want to buy soon) so I am thinking of either finding something used or a Wal Mart type cheapo to start with and then upgrade during the summer if biking is something I stick to.
My guess is with my size I should looke for something with no shocks on it which is fine by me, I am going to be crusing on mostly town streets and maybe a little side path here and there but no real trails or anything serious.
I would appreciate any suggestions, last time I had a bike I was about 18 and bought a nice Mongoose (before Wal Mart sold them) at the LBS for about $500, rode it about 1/4 (while smoking a ciggarette) and walked it back (still smoking ) and ended up selling it to a buddy a few months later.
I have quit smoking about 7 years now and have been doing the gym on and off, I just hate the treadmill and I am hoping the bike will give me something I can actually enjoy while getting into shape.
So it anyone else out there as big as me and riding? If I get a bike for cheap and actually use it and it breaks in a few months that is fine I just don't want to drop a ton of money right away until I know it is for me.
I am in Western MA and have been unable to find anything decent in the paper or craigslist for bikes in my area so I may look in Boston and see if I have better results, that is why I am looking for suggestions on what to buy.