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Old 03-19-08, 05:55 PM   #1
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Dave from Western New York

I am a 66 year old 230 lb. , six time marathoner with bone on bone arthritis in my knees. I rode my Giant hybrid last summer quite a bit and enjoyed it very much. We did one 100 miler through Canada (with an overnight! ) and I regularly rode 20 and 30 milers along the Niagara River and Erie Canal.
I am trying to hold off knee replacement surgery and still be able to ride this season. Any ideas for a new bike that would be easier on my knees would be appreciated. Another but better hybrid, fitness hybrid , road bike or perhaps a recumbent. These are all bikes I am considering. Thank You for the vine. Good biking to everyone !
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Old 03-20-08, 12:18 PM   #2
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Welcome Dave! I don't have any suggestions for bikes, but to ease up on your knees, just keep it in lower gears and spin more, mash less.
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Hi Dave, you might want to check out the Clydesdales/Athenas, or the 50+ forum to get some ideas. Those folks have a good grasp on some of the problems associated with bad knees, and will be able to give you both good recommendations for bikes and getting around the knee.

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