Hey everyone. I'm new here. I've been a lurker for quite a few months. Anyway I'm a super clyde, currently this morning I weighed in at 358.8 lbs, down from a high of 413 lbs. I'm also around 6' 1" tall if that helps. I have a blog about my weight loss, feel free to read it here if you like : fat guy nutrition blog
Anyway I'm thinking that I may now be able to get on a bike again and not crush the tires. I'm on a very strict self designed diet regimen and I'm loosing almost 4 lbs a week on average, but I want to be healthy, not just skinnier. So as the weather gets better, I'm looking for a decent bike. I was originally planning on getting a recumbent exercise bike, but I really am leaning more towards a roadgoing bike than an exercise bike.
I don't have a ton of money to start with, but there are a couple bikes I'm looking at currently. There is a Giant Yukon for sale locally on Craigslist for $50. It's probably a mid 90s model. The ad claims that all it needs is a rear derailleur cable. I'd of course go over it with a fine tooth comb once I bought it as I like to tinker, and I'm a pretty good mechanic.
Would this be a decent bike? It's a chrome moly frame, so that's good right? Anything I should look at upgrading right away?
Any other tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated as well.