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BigAndTallBoise 04-13-07 01:25 PM

Help a Big and Tall brother out?
 
Hello all...James in Boise, Idaho here.
I am 6'7" and about 335 (down from 365+) with a 36" inseam.
Needless to say, I can stand to lose a lot of weight and get in better shape.
Other than the beer gut I am healthy and able to ride.
Looking specifically for advice on a LWB recumbent that can accommodate my robust figure.
My old beat-up Univega is killing me (and it's barely staying together)...though I am losing weight.
Not interested in a trike and my 20 mile mostly rural commute does have some climbing.
I am looking to spend under 2K including any necessary modifications (heavy duty wheels, seat, etc.).
I'm not racing or in a huge hurry to get to work so if the bike turns out to be a bit heavier than "normal" then that is okay with me...I would rather the bike be sturdier and a bit heavier (and hopefully cheaper) than have all kinds of carbon fiber or titanium bells and whistles.
Any advice on makes and models and any necessary modifications would be much appreciated.
Thanks so much.

Turboem1 04-13-07 01:52 PM

Try the recumbent forum

http://bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=37

They will be able to give you much better help.

Tom Stormcrowe 04-13-07 01:58 PM

James, here is some info.
http://www.easyracers.com/tour_easy.htm

I'm also sending additional in a PM, in form of specific dealer info (Not Mine, but a dealer I know to be good for 'bents.
Quote:

Originally Posted by BigAndTallBoise
Hello all...James in Boise, Idaho here.
I am 6'7" and about 335 (down from 365+) with a 36" inseam.
Needless to say, I can stand to lose a lot of weight and get in better shape.
Other than the beer gut I am healthy and able to ride.
Looking specifically for advice on a LWB recumbent that can accommodate my robust figure.
My old beat-up Univega is killing me (and it's barely staying together)...though I am losing weight.
Not interested in a trike and my 20 mile mostly rural commute does have some climbing.
I am looking to spend under 2K including any necessary modifications (heavy duty wheels, seat, etc.).
I'm not racing or in a huge hurry to get to work so if the bike turns out to be a bit heavier than "normal" then that is okay with me...I would rather the bike be sturdier and a bit heavier (and hopefully cheaper) than have all kinds of carbon fiber or titanium bells and whistles.
Any advice on makes and models and any necessary modifications would be much appreciated.
Thanks so much.


(51) 04-13-07 05:02 PM

Welcome aboard my big brother! I am taller and heavier than you and I ride upright on a 25" Trek 7200. I respect your choice to go recumbent, but there are some upright cycles that will fit your need if you so desire.


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