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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 05-29-09, 12:28 PM   #1
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Found a Gary Fisher bike at the pawn shop...

I found a Gary Fisher Marlin bike at the local pawn shop. I could prob get it for 150-175. It has a yellow and blue frame on it. Are these good bikes? I might pick it up just to play with.

Edit: Forgot to mention that im like 6ft 1 ~350

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Old 05-29-09, 01:21 PM   #2
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It's a decent bike. Make sure it's the right frame size, though. You'll likely need their XL frame.
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Old 05-29-09, 01:58 PM   #3
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Dude, buy it and flip it. Seriously. Very.
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Old 05-29-09, 06:14 PM   #4
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It's a decent bike. Make sure it's the right frame size, though. You'll likely need their XL frame.
I doubt they will know. Whats the size of a XL frame? And where do i measure?
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Old 05-29-09, 06:25 PM   #5
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Measure from the center of the cranks to the center of the top tube. XL should be somewhere in the 21"-23" range.
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Old 05-29-09, 06:27 PM   #6
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At 6'1 you are right between a Large and XL, both sizes should be just fine.. You measure from the middle of the BB to the top of the downtube... Large should be 20" and XL is 22 or 23" size..

I ride a Large Fisher and I am 6'3 with a 34" inseam..
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Old 05-30-09, 05:25 PM   #7
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I'm 6'2". I used to have a Gary Fisher Cake 3 and it was the 21" Frame. It was great while I was riding, but I always thought it was a touch to big for me. When I straddled the bike the top tube was a bit high. However, the next size down was way to small. Weird.
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