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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 04-30-08, 07:10 AM   #1
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Flat Bar for a Fat Boy?

I went out and bought a new decent bike to commute to work on, but find that most of the time I need to bring suits to the office and it just isn't convenient to ride to work...but I do get time during the day to go out riding, but the only place I can park a bike is down in the parking garage...so my $3000 road bike is out. Was thinking of getting a cheap flat bar to ride on a paved trail within 1/2 mile of the office. Any suggestions on a relatively cheap but workable bike?
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Old 04-30-08, 10:28 AM   #2
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A Navigator, or entry level Giant?
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Old 04-30-08, 10:50 AM   #3
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You could also go for a drop bar single speed. Performance has an '08 Scattante Americano for $300 right now.
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Old 04-30-08, 12:01 PM   #4
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Since you already have a road bike a mountain bike might be nice also. You could put a skinnier tire on it if you wanted or needed to. My son has a Trek 4300 that is a lower priced but very nice bike and the Hardrock series by Specialized gets lots of good reviews and is well regarded as a clyde ride.
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Old 05-01-08, 07:55 PM   #5
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I would get a used mountain bike on Craigs List. I see decent to better ones around here all the time for $100 or less. Then install slick tires or similar, and you are ready to go.
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Old 05-02-08, 06:32 AM   #6
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You might consider visiting the folding bikes forum and see if your situation warrants a folder. They say you can carry it in your car or on public transportation, wheel it in to stow at work, then go out lunch riding. Just a thought.
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