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Old 06-25-16, 06:20 AM
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Worksman Cycles

I'm looking to buy a bike to get exercise and lose weight. I've stumbled across Worksman Cycles and they make a seemingly heavy-duty bicycle that fits what I think is my need. I live in a flat community with lots of riding areas and we connect to a bike path system that could have me ride for miles and miles. I don't want to race, I want to be comfortable and frankly want to be able to ride my bike to run errands at a couple of stores a couple miles away. I weigh 350+ and do not want to be in any danger with equipment failure. Is anyone familiar with Worksman and if so what recommendations do you have as you can obviously configure the bike somewhat. My budget is pretty much what a Worksman would cost, topping out at 900-1000.
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Old 06-25-16, 06:39 AM
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Get one and have fun with it.
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Any bicycle that doesn't spend all it's time hanging on a garage wall, will need maintenance. Unless you have a Worksman dealer nearby I'd look at whatever brand your LBS (Local Bike Shop) carries. Yes Worksman bikes are heavy duty but you pay an extreme premium for that extra 10%.
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Originally Posted by jethro56 View Post
Any bicycle that doesn't spend all it's time hanging on a garage wall, will need maintenance. Unless you have a Worksman dealer nearby I'd look at whatever brand your LBS (Local Bike Shop) carries. Yes Worksman bikes are heavy duty but you pay an extreme premium for that extra 10%.
Local bike shops can take care of workman bikes.
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I'd agree the LBS can work on them but they may use a heavier gauge spoke if I recall right ? Might not be in stock at Local Bike Shop.

Lots of folks started out with used steel frame Mountian bikes and did fine at your weight.
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Old 06-28-16, 11:59 AM
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I am also in the same position. 6ft, 325#. I have heard a lot about the Worksman line but I do not think they look that appealing. My LBS spent a couple hours with me and I tried out a few different bikes and the are recommending the Specialized Roll Sport, I love the way it looks/feels but the rider capacity is only 220# as opposed to the hardrock and some other MTB that have at least a 300# capacity. I know there is a difference between a comfort and a MTB but I definitely do not want to be at my LBS every week or 2.

I know its subject that is brought up constantly and there are endless threads...I have read many of them, just looking for some extra guidance.

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I start riding at 380 lbs and didn't crush bikes.

Something like this would work fine:

My first bike: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bi...n-sport/106353

Granted, I traded that bike in a month because I found wanted something faster. Maybe something like this:

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bi...y-sport/106411
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There is almost nothing to break on a Worksman, so don't worry about "dealer service." They are used on the shop floor at employers like GM and not treated with a whole lot of respect, but they keep on ticking.

Looking at some trikes not by Worksman, made for supposedly heavier riders/loads, the hubs and rims look less than robust.
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