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    phat hippie grandma
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    Phat hippie grandma here!

    i turned 50 in Feb.
    i just made my last house payment.
    i am now free and clear.
    i weigh too much and want to get some of this flab OFF!

    i need a new bike, my old one is getting hard to ride. i've been riding a "cruiser", (Lucky Seven)
    i'm 5'7 and weigh 275-300 lbs.

    any suggestions?

    oh yea, i own a small organic Pharm, here on the coast and will soon be opening a spa catering to Phat Women. i teach yoga as well as swim, bike and walk my two pugs.

    Alice
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    *organic, that is!

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    Now with racer-boy font! Moonshot's Avatar
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    Welcome fantasticAlice!

    Congratulations on the mortgage! Are we invited to the burning party?

    Cruisers aren't bad bikes, per se just heavy. Quite a few companies make aluminum frame cruisers if you are inclined to this style of bike.

    Many folks testing the waters on riding go with a hybrid (upright riding style of a mountain bike/skinny tires of a road bike and long wheelbase). A road bike may be an option too depending on your physical condition.

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    A seven speed cruiser bike is a nice bike for five or ten mile rides, unless you are riding up a lot of long steep hills. What sort of riding would you do on your "new" bike that you can't do on your cruiser?

    If you ride only on pavement, and want a "faster" riding bike, your bike shop can put narrower, lighter "slick" tires on your cruiser. I took a set of heavy, "fat" tires off one of my cruisers and put on light weight slicks. After I replaced the huge "tractor" cruiser saddle with a lighter, mid-size saddle, the bike had a whole new personality.

    If you don't want to make any changes to your cruiser, a "hybrid" with slick 700c tires is a good alternative. If you only ride on pavement, avoid models with suspension forks - just unnecessary complexity.

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    They do make hybrids especially for women, with a lowered top tube. You mentioned in another post that you had problems swinging your leg over the bike.

    A "step-through" hybrid (or mountain) bike would solve this problem - or, you could give the bike more "lean" as you put your leg over the top tube and seat.
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    Check out the Giant Revive. It's halfway between a bent and a hybrid.
    -- big, big fat seat
    -- easy to adjust
    -- low to the ground, ie. not far to fall
    -- easy gear shifting, 7 gears

    www.giant-bicycles.com

    My wife is loves this bike. It is helping the phat problem a lot...
    Hi 'o Silver away

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    LOL! NICE THREAD NAME!

    Its mean. You should be nicer to yourself lol

    Welcome. Hi. Hello.

    When I'm old I hope I'm still riding

    Simon

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    phat hippie grandma
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    ah......i'm NOT old!

    hemp friendly and STILL riding!

    i LOVE all these replies, you people have given me food for thought and NOT for my big, phat arse........

    i am still serching but i am well on my way to finding the right bike!

    Alice
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    *organic, that is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantasticalice
    ah......i'm NOT old!

    hemp friendly and STILL riding!

    i LOVE all these replies, you people have given me food for thought and NOT for my big, phat arse........

    i am still serching but i am well on my way to finding the right bike!

    Alice
    Simon seems to think that anyone over 22 is old!

    But, he seems like a nice person, so we can forgive him.
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    Are you accepting marriage proposals?

    Welcome aboard.

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    "You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant." -- Arlo Guthrie

    Welcome to the forum!
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
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