I am a Clyde. 5’8” 280 pounds. I want to get back into biking and I want to do long distance touring and camping. I plan on using a trailer so gear weight and its frame stress are not a factor. Just my weight
I’m looking for something with a solid heavy duty frame I can work with and mod over time as I refine my needs and get back into shape. Hard tail or no shocks would be best. A high spoke count would be nice. I would like not to have to replace the wheels right off. I have been thinking of starting with a mountain bike as a base.
Now for the tricky part. I have $0 in my bike fund and will have $0 for some time to come. But I have a large store credit at Sears that I can not transfer or cash in. All I can do us use it myself. So I find something at Sears I can work with or I am walking.
I Know that Sears falls into the category of a big box store that has nothing but crap so please don’t post just to tell me what a mistake not going to my LBS is. I have read pages and pages of posts on the subject. Unless you know a LBS that takes Sears store credit I am stuck.
My other problem is I have been out of the biking world for about 30 years and Sears has lots of brands of bikes. The only one I know, is not the company it was in the past. Are any of these other brands worth looking at?
Are any of the bikes Sears carries worth having? Think of them as all costing $1. Out of everything Sears has is there anything I can work with,
Thanks to all who take the time to look in on Sears and help me make the best of this.