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What bike would work best for me?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dabba May 5, 2017. 14 Replies

Hello cyclist forum,I just want to say thanks for the add and that I am looking forward o speaking with you all and hopefully getting some cyclist wisdomAs you guys can see from the title I am in…Continue

 

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Jake Simon Piddock replied to Paul's discussion Clipped by a car's side mirror when being overtaken
"This is what I would do, at least you will get some peace of mind. What a shame"
May 6, 2017
Dabba replied to Jake Simon Piddock's discussion What bike would work best for me?
""As for not having a sore behind, that's bound to happen initially" When you sit on the saddle, make sure that your sit bones are placed completely on the widest piece of the saddle. If it doesn't, get a different saddle."
May 5, 2017
John Knight replied to Jake Simon Piddock's discussion What bike would work best for me?
"Definitely, and I also found that as a "novice rider" if I can use that term, I was pretty rough on the bike - the wheels in particular - a lot of banging and bumping and bashing - hitting potholes dead centre instead of missing them etc…"
May 5, 2017
Dabba replied to Jake Simon Piddock's discussion What bike would work best for me?
"The number of spokes in each wheel are important in carrying weight. Be wary if they try to flog you a bike with less than 32 spokes in each wheel. If they do, ask them about the wheel strength for your weight. No fun breaking spokes all of the time."
May 5, 2017
John Knight replied to Jake Simon Piddock's discussion What bike would work best for me?
"It's a big and diverse market now with specialist bikes focused on excelling at special tasks or special applications or special people. I would suggest going to some of the big brand shops - Giant, Specialized, Trek, all of whom have…"
May 5, 2017
Scientia et Labore replied to Jake Simon Piddock's discussion What bike would work best for me?
"Excellent! Look forward to it. I keep just one bicycle in Europe which does pretty much everything, it cost 200 quid second hand 9 years ago and looks very much like the one John wrote about above. In my size of course, that really does…"
May 5, 2017
James Mahon replied to Jake Simon Piddock's discussion What bike would work best for me?
"If you plan to use your bicycle in the place of a car you may need: Think bicycle pump, lights and decent lock. Personally I loathe suspension, you bounce instead of just going forward. Consider a second hand bicycle, that way you will have a bit of…"
May 5, 2017
Jake Simon Piddock replied to Jake Simon Piddock's discussion What bike would work best for me?
"Looks like there is a lot more into getting my first bike that I was expecting. But on the plus side my weight is what I was worried about and now I know most bikes will be able to support that, bonus. I am going to get myself down to the local bike…"
May 5, 2017
cafard à deux roues replied to Jake Simon Piddock's discussion What bike would work best for me?
""Don't let the bike shop sell you on clip-in pedals and special shoes or any of that crap, not needed." Re the shoes: My experience is that when I took up riding again, I destroyed 2 pairs of high end walking shoes (Scarpas) before I…"
May 5, 2017
John Knight replied to Jake Simon Piddock's discussion What bike would work best for me?
"Hi Jake, Welcome! I started riding again in 2010, after 25+ years off and bought a steel 29er "urban bike". Which bike? As others have said, it really depends on where and what you want to do wit the bike. I'm 6ft and 7 years ago was…"
May 4, 2017
Sam Daykin replied to Jake Simon Piddock's discussion What bike would work best for me?
"About 10 years ago when I first started riding again I wasn't sure what to get. I was pretty much the same height and weight as you and ended up with a Giant Sedona and that was great for my new 'first' bike. For some reason it…"
May 4, 2017
Colin replied to Jake Simon Piddock's discussion What bike would work best for me?
"I agree with this, and would recommend going to a bike shop that specialises in transport-cycling as opposed to sport-cycling. They would help steer you in the right direction. One option is Omafiets in Redfern; here's the list of…"
May 4, 2017
Andrew K replied to Jake Simon Piddock's discussion What bike would work best for me?
"Mate, welcome and well done for driving the change.  I struggled with my weight in my early 20's (and still do no approaching 40), but ditching my own car, getting a bike and riding it to and from work was life changing.  For…"
May 4, 2017
yugyug replied to Jake Simon Piddock's discussion What bike would work best for me?
"There is an over emphasis on sports related bikes in Australia - its possible a city or Dutch style bike, with fenders, racks etc would be the best bike for you, if your main use is transport, which it sounds like it is.  But if you want to…"
May 4, 2017
PeterT replied to Jake Simon Piddock's discussion What bike would work best for me?
"It is kind of hard to answer that question without knowing your flexibility and riding objectives in terms of terrain  I know 110kg chaps riding road bikes with skinny tires, - for you at 6ft you are above average height  As for not…"
May 4, 2017
Jake Simon Piddock posted a discussion

What bike would work best for me?

Hello cyclist forum,I just want to say thanks for the add and that I am looking forward o speaking with you all and hopefully getting some cyclist wisdomAs you guys can see from the title I am in need of a little advice to get me started on two wheels but let me tell you a little about me first, that might help you help me.I have been a rather large guy pretty much all my life. I was the fat kid in school, the fat kid in college and I'm the fat adult now. It wasn't bad in terms of bullying just…See More
May 4, 2017

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Melbourne
Tell us about your bikes
None of yet, looking to get into the sport to shift a few pounds
About Me:
Not a great deal really. Too young to tell anything interesting.

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