Join Date: Jun 2010
Bikes: Had a Surly Cross Check - was totaled in recent accident. Sadly now just a Fuji Crosstown as a backup bike.
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Story of trying to go cheap - and a question about a 2nd bike
My son wanted a bike - he is not a clydesdale. He wanted something like a cruiser just to jaunt around on. He weighs like 130 and we thought a single speed at a local big box would work fine.
He rode it about 60 miles and a piece of the rear sprocket cracked off - threw a chain - and with coaster brakes almost made him ditch the bike. He was fine thank goodness. So we returned it thought it was a fluke. Upgraded to what 'looked' like a decent hybrid for about $150. Nothing was adjusted right. After an hour of getting his brakes right, his derailler functioning, and everything tightened and adjusted - thought he had a decent bike.
So he took it out for a spin and both pedals fell off and the formerly threaded cranks were nothing but flat covered with 'metal dust' from where the threads were. Sigh.
So we took that back too - thank goodness got the money back.
Sooooo. . . I've decided to give him my fuji crosstown I just got. He deserves a decent bike. I was already looking for something easier on my hands anyway.
I found this -
The 'weight limit' is 300 lbs - of course all bikes say that pretty much. This looks intriguing as a pedal forward - not a true recumbent I know. I've found a 'few' reviews online - but nothing from a clydes perspective. I'm 6 ft tall if that makes a difference and about 320 lbs now.
How are sun bikes? I'm going to have to buy it sight unseen unfortuantly.
The other I'm looking at is this one:
It says women's in the URL - but the male version is on the same page.
Which would you get? Which do you think would hold up for a clydes better?
I have no experience with SUN at all.
I did notice the SUN frame was steel - that is good for a clydes - right?