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Old 04-12-2021, 11:25 AM
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Oh, I check Craig'sList regularly. I did not realize the weight limit included the bike. Good to know. I'll have to do trails. I definitely would not ride the roads around here. Not with the way people mess with their phones while driving. I'm doing this to try to decrease anxiety/stress. There's a bike shop about half an hour away that I'm going check-out this week, if I get the chance.
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Oh, I check Craig'sList regularly. I did not realize the weight limit included the bike. Good to know. I'll have to do trails. I definitely would not ride the roads around here. Not with the way people mess with their phones while driving. I'm doing this to try to decrease anxiety/stress. There's a bike shop about half an hour away that I'm going check-out this week, if I get the chance.
Good luck!

BTW, I did a little checking for some more ideas for you. The Mongoose Dolomite is included in this list, but I the Zize Bikes 29Er Max 2.0 8 SPD is intriguing. 29ers are typically faster than the older 26" tire bikes.
https://www.bestcomfortbike.com/bikes-for-over-400-lbs/
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Old 04-13-2021, 11:26 AM
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Nice. The picture for the article has a petite girl in front of the bike. I would have thought a picture of Nick Frost would have been more appropriate.

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Thatís called click bait. Sheís supposed to embody the ideal of you being a father who is healthy enough to walk her down the aisle. Yeah, thatís probably it! 😉
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So, I checked-out the local bike shop on Saturday. The guy wasn't real interested in dealing with me. His primary income seemed to be repairing bikes, and he didn't seem have any desire to help me find what I wanted. Maybe if I'd walked-in with a wad of 100's, but maybe not not. Oh well. I'm not in a hurry and school's almost out, so it's not like I will have the time.
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So, I checked-out the local bike shop on Saturday. The guy wasn't real interested in dealing with me. His primary income seemed to be repairing bikes, and he didn't seem have any desire to help me find what I wanted. Maybe if I'd walked-in with a wad of 100's, but maybe not not. Oh well. I'm not in a hurry and school's almost out, so it's not like I will have the time.
Sounds to me like Wal Mart might be your best best then. It sounds like you just need something to get started with and like I said they carry that Mongoose bike that may carry your weight. There's no shame in that; I see many GT's and Diamondbacks and other lower end bikes on the local trail. Hell, I saw a grown man on a tricycle - and it was an actual adaptive non-E-bike cycle. There was no "Baby Huey" vibe about it. It had gears and everything.

I'll admit that I'm a bike snob but back in the day I rode Huffies until the wheels fell off and the chain froze. I remember getting leg cramps - a LOT, which is where my wife has been. We actually worked up to where we are and it's been kind of fun to upgrade.

BTW, we took our 14yo for a ride on my wife's old hybrid. The poor kid couldn't keep up. He clearly is lacking adequate exercise. We need to make these family rides a habit. Hell, I'd love to get Justin one of those tricycles.
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Wow, he's 14? I had to double check your signature line. They're growing-up.


So, I'll probably order one from wallyworld or amazon. I'm dealing with a TMJ problem right now but will get back to the bike once that is clear. With summer vacation coming up, that may be this fall.
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Yup. 14 already. Where does the time go?

I understand the finances thing. We actually got pretty lucky this year with my wife's recent promotions. FWIW I'd love to get another bike too, but even though she "upbiked" after just 4 years she's pretty stingy where I'm concerned so I'm buying cheap tools and parts on my own and trying to learn how to upgrade what I got.
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Here's a thought: don't be seduced by the bells and whistles. At this price point you want a good frame that fits your proportions. The weight will drop if you use it and as things wear down on the bike, upgrade whenever you can. In a few years you'll see that spending a little more to "upbike" makes a certain amount of sense.

For example, several years ago I spent $800 on a bike when a $600 bike would have done. Why? Because I knew that I was going to abuse the bike and didn't want something on the cheaper model to break. I've since put several hundred more into that bike and it was money well-spent IMO. New tires cost $90. After blowing a tube I spent $60 to convert to tubeless and found that the stock setup had actually been holding me back. The same goes for the pedals, which were a $25 fix and drive train - which so far has only been a $40 investment. There are other things that add up on the check book; saddle, headlight, fenders for bad weather, water bottles/hydration packs, clothing for different weather conditions, tools to tweak things, etc.

BTW, I'm still intrigued by these adult sized tricycles. Schwinn actually makes some. I'd love to get one for Justin. Don't be too proud to look at them for yourself. I've seen many people on the trails embracing them and being more than just "cruisers."
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A trike on a trail?

Interesting. I still haven't made the leap for a bike. The first bike shop guy wasn't real interested in helping me unless I already knew exactly what I wanted. He seemed more interested in doing repairs for customers. I felt like I was interrupting him. My next challenge after getting a bike will be finding the time. I need everybody else to quit throwing their projects at me for a while.
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