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    New rider, late to the game

    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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    Have fun searching.

    You can start on the weight loss now.
    Just cut back 10% of what you have been eating.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Non sibi sed patriae thestoutdog's Avatar
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    Welcome and check us out in the Clydes/ Athena forum http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...(200-lb-91-kg).
    2013 Health Goals

    Walk 1,200 miles
    Bike More
    Hike More
    Move More
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    LET'S ROLL 1nterceptor's Avatar
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    Try Craigslist.org and Salvation Army.

    Quote Originally Posted by R2.0 View Post
    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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    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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    benttandem
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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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