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    Opinions on this bike

    First off I'm back to bike riding but havent done it in a couple years. The old bike was stolen. I'm at 410lbs, 5' 9"

    Here is what i'm considering buy.

    http://bike-king.com/product/10-gian...st-58356-1.htm

    This would be street riding for exercise.

    Opinions appreciated very much!

    ps. i dont remember what size i need, i think it was 17. I'm 5'9 but my inseam is 28 inches.

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    I started with one of those in April of 2008. I was under 300 lbs and kept breaking spokes. I had the wheels replaced with hand-built wheels which solved that problem. I replaced the horribly saddle with a Brooks. I eventually swapped out the handlebars for a straight bar with bar-ends. The rear derailleur was crap.

    After over 3000 miles, the bottom bracket shell cracked. As it's part of the frame, that was the end of the bike for me.

    Don't get me wrong. I paid $225 new at a bike shop, and that bike got me back in shape. With new wheels it could do the same for you. Why not buy a bike with better wheels to begin with though?
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    Just some thoughts... I started at around 380lbs, with a Giant Suede DX - and I love it!!! 26" wheels are stronger than the same parts in a 300C wheel - even so, I just started breaking spokes on the rear wheel - seriously, no abuse of any kind!! Never a curb, and bumps of any kind saw me on the pedals and off the seat - still broke spokes.

    Now, that said, it's more a question of the LBS you go to. At mine, Sam knew from the get-go how much I weighed, and what my plans were - and right now he is replacing the wheels via warrenty through Giant with something stronger (36 spoke to be sure) - Other than the wheels - I love the bike and it suits me.

    If you bump yourself up to the Cypress "DX" version, you'll get better wheels...
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    I was looking at this one too. How many spokes does it have?

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    would any of these be a good fit?

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/search/s...+DX&srchType=T

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