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Old 02-14-07, 12:10 PM   #1
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west of the Brazos,east of the Pecos

Newbie here!

Havent been on a bike in 15 years.Had a Diamondback Mtn. bike.Didnt care for the ride,and gave it to my nephew.Just came into the possession of a road bike and have some questions.

The bike is a Peugeot "Marseilles" 12-spd road bike. It has 27x1 1/4 wheels with Shimano components.
My guess is the bike is around 20 years old,and was made in Canada.Its in pretty good shape with
a few dings here and there.Just needs new tires and probably brake pads. Question is I'm 6'3" and
280 lbs. am I too tall or heavy for this bike? Ican straddle the top rail with about an inch to spare.

The bike was a freebie,so no cost is involved.I just need to ride for the exercise.I live in a small town
and the traffic isn't bad.Any suggestions would be helpful.Thanks in advance
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Old 02-14-07, 12:15 PM   #2
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new brake pads, and cables. It'd be worth taking to your local bike shop (LBS) for a tune-up. If the wheels are true, then yeah, go ride it like ya stole it

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Old 02-14-07, 12:48 PM   #3
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Sounds to me as though the standover height is right for you. Dex is right about the LBS tune up. While your there, see if they'll give you a simple bike fitting.

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Please please come talk to us about your Marseille in Classic & Vintage. We have another member who's also got one...

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