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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 07-26-09, 09:35 PM   #1
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New here and looking for some info!

hey, I just joined and was wondering if you could help me with some information on a bike. I weigh 336 lbs and am looking for a bicycle for some good exercise. I'd like something fairly comfortable on the 'ole kinish (lol)..I also have bad knee's too..any advice, input or information would be very much appreciated.
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Old 07-26-09, 09:43 PM   #2
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Well, we need to know a couple of things about your goals.

Mostly we need to know if you are going to be on a bike path/roads, or mainly on trails.

Also, do you eventually plan to commute to work or use your bike for errands?

Any physical limitations such as bad back or shoulders that might influence your riding posture?

What is the terrain like where you live? Flat, or hilly?

Do you have a target budget?

Are you mechanically inclined and have some basic tools?

Most likely, a hard tail (no suspension) moutain bike will fit the bill, but there are many other choices.
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Old 07-26-09, 09:59 PM   #3
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Well, we need to know a couple of things about your goals. To start out..its just to get me active, physically. Its been a couple years since I have been on a bike..nothing great. But I also weighed less then too. I'd like something for exercise..to drop weight..then I'll take it from there.

Mostly we need to know if you are going to be on a bike path/roads, or mainly on trails. I guess a liitle of everything. I live at an elevation of about 7600ft. Mountain terrain just out of town..hill's in town. Roads in town, trails in the mountains. I will start out easy and save the trails for farther down the road though I'm thinking.

Also, do you eventually plan to commute to work or use your bike for errands?Errands probable. Work, no. Its about 50 miles one way to my workplace.

Any physical limitations such as bad back or shoulders that might influence your riding posture?Just bad knee's, from too many days of highschool football.

What is the terrain like where you live? Flat, or hilly?mostly somewhat of an incline or full fledged hills.

Do you have a target budget? something reasonable..maybe around $500?

Are you mechanically inclined and have some basic tools? yes

Thanks again!
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Old 07-26-09, 11:07 PM   #4
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Sounds like you need the house bike, a Specialized Hardrock Sport. If your local shop doesn't stock Specialized don't sweat it because most will have something comparable. If your not afraid to take on your own repairs and tune ups you could probably pick up a used one on Craigslist for half of what a new one would cost.
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WELCOME!!!

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