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sensei8
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:51 am    Post subject: Bike Suggestions Needed!! Reply with quote

Men's Cruiser Bike??

OR

Men's Mountain Bike??

I'm 6ft tall...what size bike?? 26"...29"??

Doctors, all of them, are pushing me to get a bike seeing that swimming pools are closed where I live; public or gym pools.

Last bike I had was a Schwinn Road Bike...some 10 years or more ago.

What do you all think??

Thank you!!



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Bike Suggestions Needed!! Reply with quote

sensei8 wrote:
Men's Cruiser Bike??

OR

Men's Mountain Bike??

I'm 6ft tall...what size bike?? 26"...29"??

Doctors, all of them, are pushing me to get a bike seeing that swimming pools are closed where I live; public or gym pools.

Last bike I had was a Schwinn Road Bike...some 10 years or more ago.

What do you all think??

Thank you!!



Id say a Mountain, just in case you plan on doing off road biking.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd agree.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I plan on riding around my apartment complex, around my immediate neighborhood, and around east Houston, TX. To my knowledge there's nothing around that has trails and the like.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

29" or bigger for a guy your size, but any specialist bike shop will know how to fit you out. If you just want to burn up miles then a road bike and find some hills there somewhere. Mountain bike if you prefer trails..
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feeblevik wrote:
Try checking out Tommaso Imola, it is the best value for money right now.

Welcome to KF, Feeblevik; glad that you're here!!

Those bikes seem solid enough, Feeblevik; thanks for the heads-up on them.



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bulltahr wrote:
29" or bigger for a guy your size, but any specialist bike shop will know how to fit you out. If you just want to burn up miles then a road bike and find some hills there somewhere. Mountain bike if you prefer trails..

Where I live, hills are scarce, and even the riding trails are as flat as my big fat head.

Now the 29 inch is what the pros have been advising me, as you said, for my size. The pros have been advising me to get a cruiser bike, after I told them where I live, which is the concrete city of east Houston; nothing to challenging.

Thanks everyone for your solid advise!!



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Besides the size of the bike, which is quite easy to find out in person when you visit a store, it is also important to know exactly how much riding you will be doing. Your bike must be built for what you intend to put it through and itís main use. Road bikes are usually light weight with tyres that are almost smooth. Theyíre built for speed and riding on cycling tracks or very even surfaces. Mountain bikes, as you might have guessed are built for riding on rough surfaces. Their tyres are usually thicker/fatter than road bikes and have deep treads. They also have either front, rear or both suspensions.

The best possible advice is to go to a store in the area where you live.(and plan to ride) Even if you canít find the bike you want there, you are more likely to find someone who can help you narrow your choice.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spartacus Maximus wrote:
Besides the size of the bike, which is quite easy to find out in person when you visit a store, it is also important to know exactly how much riding you will be doing. Your bike must be built for what you intend to put it through and itís main use. Road bikes are usually light weight with tyres that are almost smooth. Theyíre built for speed and riding on cycling tracks or very even surfaces. Mountain bikes, as you might have guessed are built for riding on rough surfaces. Their tyres are usually thicker/fatter than road bikes and have deep treads. They also have either front, rear or both suspensions.

The best possible advice is to go to a store in the area where you live.(and plan to ride) Even if you canít find the bike you want there, you are more likely to find someone who can help you narrow your choice.

I've been to a bike shop several times; they're around 30 minutes from where I live, like Pearland, TX, on Main St. I've even rode a 29 inch Cruiser around the block and I fell in love with the darn thing; they're very knowledgeable across the board; they even have a serious Bike Ride every Saturday and Sunday.

I plan on riding quite a lot, like, it just might replace my car as my main vehicle of transportation.



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