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nulledge 07-15-08 05:55 PM

Is this bike Clyde-worthy?
 
I'm a complete newbie to biking, but I recently moved and my new neighborhood is so great I figured I could stop driving on the weekends and do everything from the back of my bike. So here I am at 6'3" 315 lbs (and dropping) looking for a bike that won't look like it was stepped on by Godzilla after I ride it, and I was wondering if perhaps I'd found that bike for me, so please fellow Clydes let me know, will this one work for me?

http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/bik/745842654.html

Specialized Hardrock Classic mans mountain bike set up for street cruising.Powder blue 19" frame.21 speed Shimano gearing with new trigger shifters.Foam padded spring comfort seat and new riser stem.Serfas "Drifter" 26x1.5 high pressure tires with flat protection.

Tom Stormcrowe 07-15-08 06:08 PM

Might be a tad small, but also looks like a riser stem, so maybe. If it fits you, then yeah. It's a solid bike, but I think you'll be a bit cramped on it.

Mazama 07-15-08 06:08 PM

I've named my bike, "Bikezilla" for similar reasons.

It all boils down to the wheels; Ride it until a spoke pops and then get some Velocity deep-Vs with some DT spokes.

Mr. Beanz 07-15-08 06:16 PM

Just a bit small. I'm 6'1 and ride a 19.5 mtb frame. Fits really well!:D

AndrewCO 07-15-08 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by nulledge (Post 7066992)
I'm a complete newbie to biking, but I recently moved and my new neighborhood is so great I figured I could stop driving on the weekends and do everything from the back of my bike. So here I am at 6'3" 315 lbs (and dropping) looking for a bike that won't look like it was stepped on by Godzilla after I ride it, and I was wondering if perhaps I'd found that bike for me, so please fellow Clydes let me know, will this one work for me?

http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/bik/745842654.html

Specialized Hardrock Classic mans mountain bike set up for street cruising.Powder blue 19" frame.21 speed Shimano gearing with new trigger shifters.Foam padded spring comfort seat and new riser stem.Serfas "Drifter" 26x1.5 high pressure tires with flat protection.

If you are going Specialized, the bike translates to about 1" smaller than you think. Since you're 6'3", I would look for a 21" bike if you have an inseam around 34"

Mr. Beanz 07-15-08 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Mazama (Post 7067076)
It all boils down to the wheels; Ride it until a spoke pops and then get some Velocity deep-Vs with some DT spokes.


I don't see Deep V's in 26" size on the Velocity site.:(

AndrewCO 07-15-08 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz (Post 7067148)
I don't see Deep V's in 26" size on the Velocity site.:(


Why would you want those anyways? MTB rims are a weeee bit more robust (read: clyde-friendly) than 700c rims. A standard 32-spoke rim on say a Specialized are fine. Just keep them true!

People place too much into rims at times.

/That wasn't directed at you Beanz.....

Mr. Beanz 07-15-08 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by AndrewCO (Post 7067160)
Why would you want those anyways? MTB rims are a weeee bit more robust (read: clyde-friendly) than 700c rims. A standard 32-spoke rim on say a Specialized are fine. Just keep them true!

People place too much into rims at times.

/That wasn't directed at you Beanz.....


Keep them true? Newbie!:p

nulledge 07-15-08 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndrewCO (Post 7067140)
If you are going Specialized, the bike translates to about 1" smaller than you think. Since you're 6'3", I would look for a 21" bike if you have an inseam around 34"

I'm built like a gorilla in that I'm mostly torso. I have a 30" inseam.

Tom Stormcrowe 07-15-08 07:06 PM

It might just work, then.....go and ride it. You might need a longer stem forward, though.

nulledge 07-15-08 07:12 PM

Great, thanks for you help everyone. I'll go give it a whirl this weekend.

AndrewCO 07-15-08 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz (Post 7067329)
Keep them true? Newbie!:p

I blame auto spell-check in FF3... Yeah.... That's it....


30" inseam?! You should at least get a 20" I have a 31" inseam and a 20" pre-'06 hardrock is about right. After '06, they seem to have gotten their sizing correct, so a 19" may be right, but you will feel hunched over.


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