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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 08-07-13, 10:55 PM   #1
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Used bike help

Was cruising CL and found this add.
http://charlottesville.craigslist.or...979000758.html

It looks to be a 2008 model. Looks a little dirty and shows some wear which makes me wonder about how well maintained it has been, but when I looked up the specs on it, it seemed to have what I've been looking for.
http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...baix+Pro+(USA)

Assuming it is not too beat up and everything is in working order, and that it fits me size wise. Do you think this could make a good first road bike?
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Old 08-07-13, 11:09 PM   #2
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looks like a great bike for $400. Also a larger size bike, like a 58. I'd assume you're about 6ft tall if you want to be comfy on there. Stem and seatpost can always be swapped out for a better fit.

I'd change out the cables, bar tape, and fresh tubes for any used bike I buy. And a good cleaning session.
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Old 08-07-13, 11:14 PM   #3
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No I'm a short, round guy at 5'8" so it may be too big for me. I don't know enough about bikes to tell how big it was from the pics. Still might be worth taking the ride over to look at it and see how it feels.
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Old 08-07-13, 11:23 PM   #4
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whats your inseam? The owner of that bike looks to have a 33-34" inseam but longer torso and arms to run the 130mm stem. Just guessing but you'd need a 90-100mm stem and 0 set back seatpost to make it fit you better.
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Old 08-08-13, 12:15 PM   #5
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My measured inseam is only 31 inches so this may be just a little big for me. Guess I could always attach some 2x4 blocks to the pedals, or find some platform cycling shoes . I still may send the seller a email to find out the dimensions or the bike.
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