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Old 07-20-09, 02:33 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 07-20-09, 05:40 AM   #2
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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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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
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