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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 09-24-12, 08:33 PM   #1
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Would you mess with it?

Yeah once again i've been surfing the local craigslist. Ran across this, the height would be perfect. The wheels make me really nervous though @ 390 lbs.

http://charleston.craigslist.org/bik/3294471971.html

Is this a good deal? I've never heard of K2 but that doesn't mean squat.
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Old 09-24-12, 08:42 PM   #2
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nice looking bike IMO. If it is full Ultegra group then I think $350 is a nice deal. You won't have a problem selling those wheels and getting some nice 36h wheels for the bike.
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Old 09-25-12, 09:42 AM   #3
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^^^^ This. Pretty reasonable price I think, and swap out the wheels. You might find you could do a straight swap, those mavics for new strong 36h wheels. I would have to agree with you that these wheels may not be best @ 390lbs.
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Absolutely. K2 makes great bikes. I'm guessing this is one of their lower end ones, not so much based on the price as on the weird sizing. (58 to 60 mm? No one at the factory had a ruler?)

It's older Ultegra kit; the current one (6700) uses carbon fiber brake levers.

You should consider using the wheels it comes with until they give you problems. That could be weeks, or it could be years. No reason to go throwing money at a problem that hasn't happened yet.
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