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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 11-27-09, 09:49 PM   #1
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My wife and I have been riding beach cruisers. We are
up to 12 miles a day. I should say we are 60+. We are looking
to upgrade. I like the motobecane cafe express 8., because it has
high riser stem and is very mobile and a little speed. does anyone
have any other ideas? Im down to 205 looking for 175 LBS
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Old 11-27-09, 11:50 PM   #2
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Looks like a competent bike. I like the low-maintenance IGH. You didn't mentioned what type of riding you'd be doing but assuming the beach cruisers fit the bill the Express 8 should handle the duties just fine. As per your request I would offer the Novara Transfer as an alternative. Similarly equipped, but with a few more niceties.
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