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    First bike in 12 years - any help appreciated :)

    Hi all,

    Inspired to take up cycling as I'd rather be alive in the next 20 years or so!

    I'm 6ft 1" (approx 186cm), and 246Kg/39stone/542lbs

    I have a 600 total budget to get cycling - would anyone be able to offer me some advice and pointers on bikes, wheels etc?


    Many thanks in advance for the help!

    Ziso
    Sheffield

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    The link below is a UK forum, or perhaps you could ask in correct USA forum, 50+, commuting, road or recreational forums?

    http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewforum.php?f=27

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    Hi Sevenhills,

    Thanks for the advice - I have started a thread in the Clydes section of the forum which caters for the heavier cyclists.


    regards,

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    2008 Mezzo D9
    2012 Giant Avail 2

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    Fantastic inspiration in that story!

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    If you have not been riding for a while, stepping into a traditional bike shop will help to determine which bike size suits your body frame and posture. Measuring these features is essential for making the biking enjoyable - hopping onto a bike that suits your budget is an option, however measuring and testing several options should help you in making a better decision.

    As for inspiration, I am against erratic riding, but the movie Line of Sight gives some great energy and skills to appreciate.

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    I am reading "The Skinny on cycling "a collection of essays (was free)on my Android /kindle and might give you ideas inspiration he was 300Lbs

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