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Old 03-24-21, 03:26 AM
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Hi. I am looking for a bike and have two options that interest me, and I was hoping if anyone could give me some advice on which I should choose, or something else that would be suitable. I weigh around 390-ish and hope to drop some weight. I am looking for a bike to ride or paved trails or roads. The options are a Schwinn early model Collegiate, or a 1960's Huffy Avanti Cruiser. I know they both have steel frames. I don't know how the wheels are on them.

I would appreciate any advice on if these bikes would last a while until I lost some weight. Thank you for your time.
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Originally Posted by badasbiker View Post
Hi. I am looking for a bike and have two options that interest me, and I was hoping if anyone could give me some advice on which I should choose, or something else that would be suitable. I weigh around 390-ish and hope to drop some weight. I am looking for a bike to ride or paved trails or roads. The options are a Schwinn early model Collegiate, or a 1960's Huffy Avanti Cruiser. I know they both have steel frames. I don't know how the wheels are on them.

I would appreciate any advice on if these bikes would last a while until I lost some weight. Thank you for your time.
I would lean more towards the Cruiser if you are just starting riding. I think the riding position would be more enjoyable and it is a sturdier bike. This is assuming the wheels are in good condition. Check the size of the tires and make sure they are available. The one thing that may come into play is if the wheels are bad you might have a harder time finding replacements.
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Thanks! The upright handlebars do look more comfortable. I have decided to just get a comfort bike from zize bikes. I am hoping it will be easy to get on. The only bad thing is that it will take 12 weeks to ship. I am riding an old exercise bike inside to get used to riding a bike again. There is a ride in my town in the fall for a festival and I want to join it. I hope they have it this year.


Thanks for your thoughts. I need to stay off craigslist because I want every old bike I see!!
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Thanks! The upright handlebars do look more comfortable. I have decided to just get a comfort bike from zize bikes. I am hoping it will be easy to get on. The only bad thing is that it will take 12 weeks to ship. I am riding an old exercise bike inside to get used to riding a bike again. There is a ride in my town in the fall for a festival and I want to join it. I hope they have it this year.


Thanks for your thoughts. I need to stay off craigslist because I want every old bike I see!!
I hope you get your bike in time to ride it before the big group ride as there is a big difference between riding a stationary bike, and a real bike. Especially if you are riding with a lot of people around you.
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