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Old 05-07-14, 08:06 PM
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Noob in Missouri

Hello everyone! In KC area. Decided I want to get into bike riding to lose weight. Searching for my first bike currently (that's not a $100 special from Wallyworld). Trying to stay under a budget so I've been searching Craigslist the most. Looking forward to the site to find some hopefully good information on bikes.
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Old 05-07-14, 08:12 PM
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Old 05-07-14, 08:15 PM
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I started on a $15 CL bike..
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Welcome. You looking for a mountain bike, road bike or hybrid? I can offer some suggestions if I know what height you are, etc. good luck!
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Old 05-07-14, 09:19 PM
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P.S. i'm in KC almost every week on business. Was there today, back in St. louis now.
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Old 05-08-14, 05:42 AM
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Welcome to Bike Forums. If you know what size bike you need, bikesdirect.com has some nice entry level bikes that won't break the bank.
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Old 05-08-14, 02:30 PM
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Old 05-09-14, 10:58 AM
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Thanks everyone!! I'm thinking Road bike for right now. I have been looking at BD. They are tempting, especially at the price for a new bike and new components for the CL price of a well used bike. Right now I'm 6'2 and weigh around 315.
I've read I should look at replacing wheels due to my weight. I'm curious how the typical BD wheels hold up.
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Try looking in the Clydesdale/Athena forum for recommendations on bikes and wheels. There is no "typical" bikes direct wheel. Some are much better than others, depends on price point and other factors. In general a quality rim with spoke count of 28 or higher is recommended. Also, beefy tires will probably help by providing more shock absorption.
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