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Old 09-04-05, 11:39 PM   #1
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Burly people like to bike too

So I decided I want to start riding again but it's been awhile so I need some advice.

First of all I'm currently 325lbs (a wieght my docotor is very pleased with considering an exceptional bone and muscle density). According to wieght charts I should weigh in at 225 by I wieghed more than that in Jr. High. I am proportioned slightly off for someone that's 5'11 so I seem shorter and as a result few people realize I'm as heavy as I am. The problem is that I fit many places a person of my wieght shouldn't yet my mass is so great I'm really hard on structures like furniture and bikes which is why I'm here.

I can ride a traditional bike but I need to know am I better off getting cheap bikes and plan on replacing them often since I know few bikes will last long under the strain of my riding or are there bikes that could survive the constant structural strain I'd apply even in the simple act of commuting?

Oh I'll also mention I'm in the middle of Nebraska and own a used bookstore.
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Old 09-04-05, 11:49 PM   #2
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I am just trying to figure out the pump to inflate my tires so that I can go on my first ride tomorrow, but I can't even figure out how to get to the right person for help. Do you know why I would be having trouble with a frame pump if my tubes have "outie" pins? Help?
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Old 09-05-05, 12:18 AM   #3
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I am just trying to figure out the pump to inflate my tires so that I can go on my first ride tomorrow, but I can't even figure out how to get to the right person for help. Do you know why I would be having trouble with a frame pump if my tubes have "outie" pins? Help?
"outtie" pins (Presta) as opposed to innie (Schraeder - like cars) need to to have the little brass bit at the top unscrewed completely before you can pump them up. The pump valve must also be made for presta valves, or be convertable.
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Old 09-05-05, 12:18 AM   #4
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Im a big boy to i just bought a trek mountain bike....im about 320 and six foot two. I hope it holds up for me then ill get a better one when i drop some weight. I say go for a better bike. If anything breaks its a good reason to upgrade
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