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    hi guys

    Hi guys i really really want to get back on a bike to loose weight. I use to love riding my old bike but then got rid a few years ago. I weight around 330lbs could you guys recommend me a bike to hold my weight but not too much money. thanks David

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    Quote Originally Posted by liverpoolbiker View Post
    Hi guys i really really want to get back on a bike to loose weight. I use to love riding my old bike but then got rid a few years ago. I weight around 330lbs could you guys recommend me a bike to hold my weight but not too much money. thanks David
    Are you in England? If you are in the States I would look for a used Worksman with heavy duty spokes,,once you lose weight them move to something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howeeee View Post
    Are you in England? If you are in the States I would look for a used Worksman with heavy duty spokes,,once you lose weight them move to something else.
    A Worksman? He's way to light for a Worksman plus he probably doesn't plan to spend his time riding around a factory. At 330 just about any ol bike will work. Just have a good mechanic tension the wheels properly.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
    A Worksman? He's way to light for a Worksman plus he probably doesn't plan to spend his time riding around a factory. At 330 just about any ol bike will work. Just have a good mechanic tension the wheels properly.
    +1 look for 36 (or 40) spokes in the rear wheel, get the spokes re-tensioned (to HIGH tension) and stress relieved. Make sure that they are good quality stainless steel spokes like Wheelsmith, DT Swiss, etc.

    I am about the same wieght, and since building my own wheels have had only one spoke failure - due to a burr in a spoke hole of the hub. Failed very quickly after the wheel build - less than 20 miles. I have some wheels with over 5K miles on them and no issues.

    I prefer Cro-Mo frames. Don't know your budget; but a touring bike is good for riding around the neighborhood, commuting and touring. In the USA, Nashbar and Bikes Direct have touring bikes around $700- both required knowledgeable set up. In bike shops, Raliegh, Trek, etc have similar bikes for around $1200- and the shop takes care of the set up.
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    most any ol bike have a weight capacity around 220

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