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    Looking for first 'bent in socal.

    I have been looking into get a bent so I can start riding after a 2 year layoff. A car accident left me with injuries that prevent me from riding my DF bike, and I love riding, so it looks like a recumbent is going to be the answer to my riding needs.

    I am currently 6'4" and 290lbs (and losing). When I was riding my DF, I had gotten to where I could comfortably ride a metric century with plans of attempting my first century. I would like to keep at my goals.

    I live down in Huntington Beach. Any help on where I can find a shop or two so I can test ride would be greatly appreciated.

    Any tips or advice would also be helpful.

    Thanks!

    Jon

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    A trip up to Van Nuys to see Bentupcycles is definitely in order. Dana can advise you on what can handle your weight, and give test rides.

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    Try:
    http://www.richardscyclery.com/
    Very nice people. Have not bought a bike from them but have shopped there with my wife. They spent a lot of time - rode several bents - will be back.

    http://www.recumbent.com/

    Have not been there yet.

    Good luck. I would love to hear what you think about these stores.
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    Thanks guys for the replies. Sounds like a trip up to Van Nuys is definitely in order.

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    Senior Member gcottay's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyOgre View Post
    Thanks guys for the replies. Sounds like a trip up to Van Nuys is definitely in order.
    I've only met Dana electronically, but agree with your choice. You might want to call him in advance and set up a time. 818-994-4171
    George
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