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450 lbs with a Giant Sedona DX 2010

Old 06-12-20, 05:06 AM
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450 lbs with a Giant Sedona DX 2010

My bike has been in storage for about 10 years now. I had just bought it then 2 weeks later had cervical surgery and never touched it again. I was about 325 lbs. at the time and was told that it was not an issue with the bike. Since then I have put on about 100 lbs. What if any trouble am I going to have with this bike at my weight? I did ride it up the street yesterday and it seemed fine.

I also need some info for my wife, she is 6'1" 450 lbs and has AVN in her right hip so she has trouble walking. She would like to find a bike or trike that she can ride, it would have to be something easy to get on with her hip preferably a woman's bike. We are limited on money to work with because we are both disabled and only one income.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-19-20, 12:31 AM
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How wide are you tires on the sedona? It should say on the side (700x__). The wheels and suspension (if it has it) will be the weakest parts.

The market is in short supply right now due to the high demand for bikes. Suggest you look around the used market for a bike for the wife. It may be hard to find a step through frame in a 20-21" size though. You can ask about any bikes you find here.
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The tires are 26x1.95
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I don't have any personal experience in this department, but I'd cautiously ride the bike to see how it does. Your tires are a good size, just try not to jump curbs or anything as your spokes may break.
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It's expensive for my market (doesn't say the year).

Try to find her a bike with no suspension and wider tires, like yours. You mentioned low step so something like the Trek Verve 2 may work if shopping new. You'd have to talk with a shop about weight limit they advertise.
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We are looking for used right now. Not sure if she will be able to ride or not, I feel she should get a trike.
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I browsed your used market a bit and these are the types of bikes I am thinking of

Peugeot Montreal Express. Looks like a large size, will need to confirm. Price is high
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7055477743577/

The 21" bike would be good, price is high, especially as they look to have sat outside.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...69902254339419

Cannondale M300 (Price is high)
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7963416803529/

KHS Montana
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7618666691069/

Trek 820 (price is high)
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7772645457730/

These are all look to be in the ballpark of your wife's size and they are mostly vintage mountain bikes that are built strong. Some of them are a drive for you.

I didn't see any used trikes, but that is a good option if you could find one.

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I see what you are suggesting as to what kind of bike to look for, the only problem is she has a very bad hip bone and has to have the low step thru. She wanted to try riding my bike but she cannot get her leg that high to mount it. My Giant Sedona DX is the XL.
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They made mountain bikes with low step over, but finding one that will fit a 6'1" rider will be difficult. Maybe you should visit a shop and see what they suggest. Perhaps their is a shop near you that sells trikes.
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I think you (both) should consider an e-bike with pedal assist. This type of bike would allow you to get as much exercise as you want or can handle in any one ride. If you become too tired to go on you have the motor to bring you home. It helps with challenging hills and makes them doable without excessive demand on your body.
Its a place to start and may open up biking for you and your wife for longer rides in comfort.
If your interested the Electric Bike section on this forum would be a place for you to explore that option.
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Even if you lean the bike over, she is unable to get her leg over? I have to lay my bikes over to get my leg over them.

Ebike is a great option, Studies show, you get the same workout as your heart rate stays consistent instead of spiking, you will defiantly go farther when you first start.
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The E-bike is not an option after seeing what they cost. At least not right now.
I am looking at a Giant Nutra, it has a 19" frame and 700 x 35c tires with NO suspension to worry about. I think it has 36 spokes, probably 14 gauge.
Would this be a descent choice for her?

I also found a 1980's Schwinn Neu Citi 10 speed. I am waiting to find out the frame size and tire size. It does have a problem where the seat post will not tighten up and just slides. I don't know if that would be an easy fix or not.
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Right now it seems almost every bike is over priced because you can't find any at the stores. People are asking for more than they cost new.
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I think I may have found a good bike to get her, it needs a little work (replace shift cables). It has a 22" frame and looks nice in the pictures. I am going to try and go see it today after visiting my wife in the hospital. What are your thoughts?

Nishiki backroads $80

Selling my Nishiki Backroads 26 the bike runs smooth and great no shifting but could easily get added at your local bike shop for 30 dollars
Only asking for 80
Good for gravel trails super light bike and
Comes with bottle holder, tubes are perfect and adjustable seat
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The backroads sounds like a good option and the price is right.

Did you pick it up?
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The backroads sounds like a good option and the price is right.

Did you pick it up?
Yes I did. Got it for $60. It is missing 1 shift lever and both cables, I just ordered the Sun Tour Alpha 5000 kit for it and should have it Sat. I will post some pictures soon.
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