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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 03-06-10, 06:48 PM   #1
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I am 196cm (6'5") and about 260lbs. I bought a 2007Schwinn Le Tour GS (XL) the other day to get back into cycling, mostly for exercise and commuting.
I am thinking it is slightly too small for me but maybe I could upgrade to longer cranks, and a longer stem for the handlebar as it seems pretty close to the right size. It was hard for me to pass this bike up as it had a lot of upgrades and was selling at 1/3 the original MSRP.
I'd appreciate any advice you can give on what I can do to make a bike like this suitable for someone my size.

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