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    Heavy Guy Looking for a Bike for Fitness and Recreation

    Good Morning/Whatever time it is for you,

    Long story short, I'm about 5'8"/5'9" and about 270lbs (Large, not fit). I'm looking into getting a bike for fitness and travel to work and not (It's about 1.5 miles, so not far at all).

    I was looking into a cheap entry level road bike such as the: Takara Kabuto Single Speed Road Bike, but that's only because it has raving Amazon reviews and a low price point. Did I mention I'm looking for something semi-inexpensive to start?

    To be completely honest, I know nothing about bicycles really, so 1.) I'd like to be educated and 2.) I'm concerned about a road bike being durable enough for someone of my weight, I wouldn't want to pay a couple hundred dollars to have something break on me.

    Any and all help/input would be appreciated.
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    Welcome to Bike Forums.

    Jump in here for help:
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Welcome to Bike Forums.

    Jump in here for help:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...-(200-lb-91-kg)
    Amazing...Such a large forum, must have overlooked it! Thank you!

    As for an "Education about bicycles" link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikezilla View Post
    Amazing...Such a large forum, must have overlooked it! Thank you!

    As for an "Education about bicycles" link?
    You'll find all the info you'd ever want for each type of cycling on that types forum here.

    Poke around and stay awhile it's a great place to learn and enjoy the art of cycling.
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