I am officially riding again, have gotten down enough to at least get on my bike, but as you can tell I have some concerns with my Trek 8000, even with mods.
I lock the suspension out, but still it has some give to it and pretty bouncy. I realize its not the bikes fault, its mine for being so dang heavy.
I am going to ride ride ride but still looking at non suspension alternatives that will enable me to put on more miles per day.
I will not give up my Trek 8000, I will be at the point I can do some dirt stuff again, I loved it. I will also get to the point I can ride a road bike, but my geometry is not ready for it.
I may set a milage goal and reward my self with an in between bike to get me under 300 lbs.
I want something that will hold up and when I am ready to move up, be pretty easy to sell. I was in the car business for 18 years so know I will take a loss, but will gladly take it on the chin to get me under that 300 lb mark.
I will be 100% on flat paved roads, bike trails for the next 70 lbs, no horsing around or serious hill climbing.
I do not know much about components, so looking for some suggestions. I know the Trek is a 36 spoke wheel, but not sure about the rest of the bike.
I need the most upright position possible, and like the idea of having 2 bikes anyways. If one need some shop work, can still be pedaling.