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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 07-28-10, 01:07 PM   #1
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Any real worries with this bike?

320lb Clyde - street riding only - 15 - 25 miles or more occasionally.

http://www.marinbikes.com/2010/bike_...serialnum=1646

Love the internal shifter. . .

Comments - good bad? I'll take them all.

Or go half the price and get this 21 speed and add my own fenders/rack?

http://www.marinbikes.com/2010/bike_...?serialnum=199

It'd be nice to go cheaper if I can. Dumb question - can you put kickstands on these?

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Old 07-28-10, 01:22 PM   #2
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Nothing that I can see, if you are just riding for that short of distance. It's bloody perfect, for a short commute or a trip to the store.
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Old 07-28-10, 02:07 PM   #3
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They both have enough spokes to carry the heaviest, but it would be best to have the shop check that the spoke tension is over 100 kg. The internal hub requires more relaxation of pedalling when downshifting on hills, but is able to downshift when you are stopped at traffic lights.
The derailler bike would take a kickstand that fits to the rear of the RH chainstay, as one going behind the bottom bracket would interfere with the shifter cable.

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Old 07-28-10, 02:31 PM   #4
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lovely bike - enjoy it
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Old 07-28-10, 04:39 PM   #5
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I ended up getting the bike with the derailler. It was 300 less and seemed to have everything I wanted. My son needs a better bike, he is inheriting the fuji crosstown. . . Hopefully, it'll be here next week.
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Enjoy - Marin makes a quality product. I've put 6000 miles on my Marin in two years on some pretty rough roads. No major problems.
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yeah marins rock have an old cromo muirwoods that is like a tank
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