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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 11-10-08, 03:44 PM   #1
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Where to find retro bike...

...I want a bike I had when I was a kid. You know, the one with the bannana seat, sissy bar on tha back the went up about 3 ft higher then the seat, the high rise handle bars, maybe even the orange flag on the back. I just want one to putz around the neighborhood with the kids or town with and don't know where to start looking for something like that.
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Old 11-10-08, 04:42 PM   #2
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I have an orange flag in my garage if it helps. Here ya go
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Old 11-10-08, 05:12 PM   #3
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Check garage sales, craigslist, pawn shops, Salvation Army stores, etc.......

They are out there, because I have seen them, but some people think they are some great piece of art and want more than they cost new.
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Old 11-10-08, 05:42 PM   #4
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You'll need to buy the sissy bar seperately:

http://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-20-Inc...6360316&sr=1-4
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Old 11-10-08, 05:43 PM   #5
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...I want a bike I had when I was a kid. You know, the one with the bannana seat, sissy bar on tha back the went up about 3 ft higher then the seat, the high rise handle bars, maybe even the orange flag on the back. I just want one to putz around the neighborhood with the kids or town with and don't know where to start looking for something like that.
+1 to all above advice - thrift shops, salvatiion army, craigslist... the bikes are out there waiting to be ridden.

You could also consider buying a modern cruiser style bike like the ones made by Electra (and others). They are not exactly the banana bikes of yor, but ooze style (at least I think it is style ) and are a whole lot more comfortable for an adult to ride than a kid's bike, even just for cruising the neighborhood.

You could also consider scrounging the dump and recycling depot for banana seats and cruiser frames and make something unique.
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Old 11-10-08, 05:51 PM   #6
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I have seen a few people add ape hangers, banana seat and sissy bar to new cruisers to get that old muscle bike look and actually have a bike that fits better than an old 20".
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Old 11-10-08, 10:06 PM   #7
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+1 Craigs List. Also, post a wanted to buy on Craigs List. Also use one of the Craigs List search tools and be willing to travel a distance to obtain it.
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