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Old 09-14-10, 09:58 AM   #1
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Hi. I've decided to get into cycling to both lose weight and gain back some of my stamina. I'm a big guy (285#), and my knees are none to happy from wrestling in HS and other stupidities.

I'm looking for a bike now, specifically an older, steel frame road bike. The roads around me are packed with bikes, so I know there are places to ride. And the older steel frame because a) I'm cheap and b) I'm fat.
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You can start on the weight loss now.
Just cut back 10% of what you have been eating.
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Try Craigslist.org and Salvation Army.

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Hi. I've decided to get into cycling to both lose weight and gain back some of my stamina. I'm a big guy (285#), and my knees are none to happy from wrestling in HS and other stupidities.

I'm looking for a bike now, specifically an older, steel frame road bike. The roads around me are packed with bikes, so I know there are places to ride. And the older steel frame because a) I'm cheap and b) I'm fat.
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Old 09-16-10, 07:22 AM   #5
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Already been to the Clyde's forum.

Just bought a Falcon, vintage 1975 (County bike permit sticker). Nice old steel frame.
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Hi, Welcome and best of luck with the wt. loss. Falcons are good bikes and although they are definitely english they provide some nice riding at a good price point.
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Honestly, I'm more focused on cardio. As little as 5 years ago I was in a marathon training program - I was slow, but steady. Now I can barely walk up the steps. Had a physical - heart good, just need to get my ass in gear.
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