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Gently Used Bicycle

Post by Fainn » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:42 am

I'm kind of tall at 6'3" so its hard to find one my size in a price I can afford. I just really need to lose weight.
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Re: Gently Used Bicycle

Post by Goose55 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:36 am

Are there nicely paved bike trails where you live? I ask because in today's world, there is very little courtesy allowed bicyclists on the road. Here in AZ it's the law. A motorist must go all the way into the opposing lane when passing a bike, but only 10-20 % obey that law. If there is oncoming traffic most try to skirt by me within a couple feet and that really p-----ses me off. I even wear bright orange but it's like most drivers don't even see me. Luckily, there is usually very little traffic in this tiny town I live in.
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Re: Gently Used Bicycle

Post by Thunktank » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:04 am

What sort of bike do you hope to find?
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Re: Gently Used Bicycle

Post by FredS » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:02 pm

Thunktank wrote:
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What sort of bike do you hope to find?
If you're taking orders, I'd like a sixthreezero cruiser. Prefer the IntheBarrel model but would also accept the EVRYjourney. Three speed hub-shift preferred but again, would accept a seven speed. Flat black, with fenders, and a rack on the back. Cup holder option appreciated as well.
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Re: Gently Used Bicycle

Post by GaryInVA » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:58 pm

Keep your eye on Craigslist. At your height you should look for a bike with a frame in the 19-21 inch range. If you find something on Craigslist and need an opinion, ask away, I used to work at a bike shop.
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Re: Gently Used Bicycle

Post by Fainn » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:25 am

Thunktank wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:04 am
What sort of bike do you hope to find?
Its all flat here so a fixed gear one with fat tires would work.
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Re: Gently Used Bicycle

Post by Fainn » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:26 am

Goose55 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:36 am
Are there nicely paved bike trails where you live? I ask because in today's world, there is very little courtesy allowed bicyclists on the road. Here in AZ it's the law. A motorist must go all the way into the opposing lane when passing a bike, but only 10-20 % obey that law. If there is oncoming traffic most try to skirt by me within a couple feet and that really p-----ses me off. I even wear bright orange but it's like most drivers don't even see me. Luckily, there is usually very little traffic in this tiny town I live in.
Paved subdivison with all flat roads and very little traffic.
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Re: Gently Used Bicycle

Post by Hovannes » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:05 pm

GaryInVA wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Keep your eye on Craigslist. At your height you should look for a bike with a frame in the 19-21 inch range. If you find something on Craigslist and need an opinion, ask away, I used to work at a bike shop.
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Re: Gently Used Bicycle

Post by MDPiper » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:33 pm

Fainn wrote:
Thunktank wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:04 am
What sort of bike do you hope to find?
Its all flat here so a fixed gear one with fat tires would work.
Trust me you don’t want a fixed gear bike.


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Re: Gently Used Bicycle

Post by rgcurrey » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:07 am

MDPiper wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Fainn wrote:
Thunktank wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:04 am
What sort of bike do you hope to find?
Its all flat here so a fixed gear one with fat tires would work.
Trust me you don’t want a fixed gear bike.


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This is true. It is amazing some of the deals you can find on Craigslist for bikes and when you look, look for one with gears because even on flat roads a few help (they also help when you want to lose weight so you change gears to change your cadence without upping you speed much).
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Re: Gently Used Bicycle

Post by John-Boy » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:33 pm

Praying.

Cycling is super fun. Buddy of mine lost 100 lbs with the help of cycling.
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