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1/31/15 11:14 P

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have you been able to find a bike

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1/31/15 12:56 P

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I'm 300 lbs and as long as you avoid going right over potholes or biking off the walkway 3 inches down into the street it should be fine. You will get flats a bit more often, I find those strips inside the wheels very useful for that and they're like 15 bucks for 2.

If you're worried here is an article on what to look for if you are looking to buy a bike: http://blog.centurycycles.com/2012/10/tech
-talk-bikes-for-heavy-riders.html

Another hint is that you can buy secondhand bikes (look on craigslist) and get muuuch better bikeframes for the same money than new. Heavier bicyclists are called 'Clydesdales' and these two posts name lots of good brandnames that you might be able to find on Craigslist in your area:
http://forums.mtbr.com/clydesdales-tall-
riders/super-clydesdale-bikes-321558.html
http://forums.mtbr.com/clydesdales-tall-
riders/there-solid-wheels-clydes-faq-s
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You'll find the last link mentions people who weigh less who have broken lots of bikes but I am thnking they do mountain biking not low-impact city biking, I have bicycled for years on what I could afford (150 dollar bicycles from walmart or kmart etc) and never actually broken a frame or anything, when I bicycle on average an hour four times a week. Without it I'd be a lot heavier than my 300 lbs!




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1/9/15 2:06 A

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I bike on a spin bike at the gym and the sticker on it says not to exceed 350 Ibs.I believe it is the same company as the one you would like to buy.Goggle for more info about your purchase .I would like to say hurrah for you for getting out there.Your not heavy, your fluffy and beautiful! emoticon

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1/8/15 12:03 P

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sorry cant help here

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1/8/15 11:48 A

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Sorry I don't, but if you visit a bike shop, bet they could give you some pointers.

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Right now I am 300 pounds and I am looking at a Schwinn Trike for around $300. Thats about all I want/can spend on a bike. Does any one have a suggestion for other bikes that are rated for heavy folks. I don't mean the expensive bikes you can find on line at specialty stores/sites.
Just a simple bike no bells, no whistles. Just a simple bike I can ride on paved streets without bending the tire frames or blowing out the tires.

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