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Bicycles for fat people? by Cornelius Pankinfuck - Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:33:12 EST ID:/fEhKZcZ No.32091 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Hey guys.

So im fat and i want to get a bicycle to hopefully lose some weight and be able to go anywhere i want (my car is broken).

But last time i was on a bike my bum was way too big for it and im also afraid ill be too heavy for the bike.

is there a solution to this?

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Beatrice Femmerhood - Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:36:01 EST ID:PFJDML22 No.32092 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>32091

I would recommend getting a European style city bike, pic. related. These aren't as common new in North America, but there are a number of old three speeds around. This will be more than enough you live in a really hilly city, in which case you could change the rear hub for more gearing. They were designed for relaxed commuting and carrying heavy loads around, so you're good there. Things like mud and chain guards and hub gears make them ideal for all weather and while you won't win the tour de france on one, they're quite comfortable.

Another option is an old steel-framed mountain bike, though try to avoid aluminum. 90s mountain bikes were all the rage and now largely forgotten in the back of garages so can be had for nothing and can be cheaply tweaked to be a competent city bike.

Read about bike fitting, don't necessarily need to pay someone, because you're not racing, but get an idea of what it should be, especially in terms of frame size and seat placement. Proper fit can make all the difference between comfortable and agonizing.
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Augt to do it - Thu, 04 Aug 2016 07:50:32 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.34131 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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A fitted and sturdy bicycle will serve you well.
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Fanny Benkinten - Thu, 04 Aug 2016 11:36:47 EST ID:U9cuCpkI No.34135 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32092

Yeah, the first couple bikes I got myself where free. First one I thought was great, deep shiny pearlescent paint with no nicks, no wear almost anywhere, all heavy steel frame. Week latter I shear multiple teeth off while riding in rather mild bumpy gravel.
The second one I still have parts of a decade later, since I chopped it up for spare parts a month ago. It was a green aluminum girl frame bike my father found long abandoned behind his work. Only complaint I can say I had about it, was that when you'd do climbs or any work where a lot of power had to be put down, the lack of a horizontal cross bar would cause the flexible aluminum frame to twist and squeak. ANd that would rob you of torque being put down, since it was going into flexing, rather than into the wheel. But all in all, I abused the ever loving fuck out of the bike and it trooped on. Even at my heaviest of 250, I'd jump it, drop it down ravines, smash it into trees, speed run it out on harsh terrain.
So you can't be to certain how well a bike can hold up to you till you try it, and that's just by getting one.

So check out garage sales, especially large community ones. Bikes are typically $10-20, and come with all the add on options. You'll have to dump a few bucks into getting new tubes, and if it was very exposed a chain and tread.
One source of free bikes is recycling centers. Check the metal bins when they get full and easy to pick out of, and non of the employees are around(weekends). I've seen some that looked almost new in the bins.
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Hamilton Pengerkock - Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:39:57 EST ID:aKg501En No.34138 Ignore Report Quick Reply
try a beach cruiser style bike with a wide seat and multiple gears
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Augt to do it - Sun, 07 Aug 2016 18:23:25 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.34162 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Fat bottom girls on a bicycle race
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Sidney Figglekut - Mon, 08 Aug 2016 01:07:09 EST ID:vbJbW5cj No.34166 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>32091

Get one that's all carbon fiber. The weight capacity for those are insane, and extremely light.
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Walter Surringwerk - Sat, 20 Aug 2016 21:59:30 EST ID:wFvbAsY/ No.34196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I would recommend a hybrid style bike with a seat that you pick out yourself. Hybrids are often used as city commuter bikes and are relatively sturdy without compromising too much. How much do you plan on spending? I've seen a couple of good hybrid bikes for around 500 or so. On hybrids you'll have flat handlebars which will allow you to ride at a more relaxed position, and the gears will help with uneven terrain so you won't tire yourself out too much. Once you've gotten tired of the Hybrid get a roadie! They're a lot of fun and once you get clip-less peddles you'll never go back.

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09er - Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:16:20 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.34276 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Would you want a spokeless bicycle?
http://www.viralnova.com/spokeless-bike/
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Oh Niner - Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:07:40 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.34303 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Ride them, cowboy!
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George Pummledotch - Mon, 29 Oct 2018 07:32:01 EST ID:aV3hHKLh No.35913 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I wanna take you for a ride...
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Martha Girringhutch - Mon, 29 Oct 2018 22:37:37 EST ID:AbLnoKgy No.35915 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I've been wanting a bike for a while, but have been holding back because of price, and this thread inspired me to check Aliexpress and I am shocked that prices for Chinese bikes (that are likely flat-pack shipped) are comparable to American prices. I can get fifty cent cables and three dollar shirts from there, so I wasn't expecting real prices.
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[email protected] - Wed, 07 Nov 2018 05:33:06 EST ID:aV3hHKLh No.35919 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>35915
Good on ya. Keep on cycling!
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NOV - Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:02:55 EST ID:YEHsbP2o No.35926 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>34303
Asuka likes riding.
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Polly Seblingham - Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:22:22 EST ID:ZZWaHc37 No.35933 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Buy a wider cushioned seat and seat cover it helps.

Im skeleton sinky and I use fat people seats because the stock seats are so narrow they like press up into my ass uncomfortably. They sell them any where they sell bikes.

I even had a really fat friend who needed to get a stronger stem (the bar attaching the seat to the frame) made of steel because the aluminum ones would bend. That may help.

Good luck man
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Thomas Sombleshaw - Sun, 09 Dec 2018 01:14:20 EST ID:70Ybgb7U No.35951 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>35919
You know what I think, get a beach cruiser and a hawiian shirt.
or, you know, they do make fat bikes and trikes
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Cedric Godgedale - Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:56:19 EST ID:C5y6AOy0 No.35952 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>35933
How heavy you have to be to bend a stem? This is the first time I've ever heard such thing in my life. My guess is the aluminium was probably cracked or of really bad quality.


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