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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 10-17-08, 08:54 PM   #1
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New used bike, was it a good choice?

I purchased a Marin Novato 20.5 that was bought new this June, it has a rear rack and different grips (ergo) I paid $275.00. I'm 5'11" and 235 presently, I've lost 40 lbs in six months and enjoy riding. The guy I bought this from sad the Novoto is pretty sturdy and should give me good service. Was this a good purchase for a Clyde that is starting to ride?
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Old 10-17-08, 09:06 PM   #2
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Looks like a great deal on a really nice bike. And if you're happy with it and it keeps you riding, it is worth way more than you paid.
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Old 10-17-08, 09:56 PM   #3
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Agreed.

I was eying a Marin at the LBS this morning... good lookin' bike.
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Old 10-17-08, 10:02 PM   #4
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I got a Trek 7300 several years ago and still ride at least 1000 miles a year on it. Seems to me you got a great bike that you will have for many years.
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Old 10-18-08, 02:07 AM   #5
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Sounds like a heck of a deal.

Now it's time to get it a dialed in to your liking and ride the wheels off of it.
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