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Are there any mass market options available or do I have to go straight to a custom builder? If so are there any recommendations for a Perth based builder.
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Can reach Adrian (I think that's his name) on firstname.lastname@example.org . I haven't seen a bad thing written about him, but I also haven't used any of his wheels as yet.
In terms of bike, I'd be thinking something like a Surly Trucker
Frame sizes up to 64cm, steel frame, can either spec with discs or rim brakes, clearance for 700x42mm with guards and double or triple cranksets, 11-36 10sp cassette etc etc.
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Firstly: avoid anything with suspension, avoid skinny tyres and get a decent set of wheels (if you've bought something new and cheap).
Tandem grade wheels are available off the shelf (e.g. Kotavelo) or custom (e.g. MelodyWheels) if you really feel the need to spend. 26" wheels are significantly stronger than 700C but spoke count and build quality count even more so.
The second bit of advice is usual that: tourers are designed to carry a whole pile of weight over bloody awful roads. And do so forever. So any old tourer (Fuji, Surly, Vivente) will do nicely. Frankly, anything with a steel frame and space to fit 32mm tyres is likely to do nicely. Likewise most Al "hybrid" bikes. Just forget suspension.
Thirdly, this topic comes up about every six to twelve months, so use your google-fu to find the old threads.
Finally, at 150Kg you're barely cracking the "big" league. Ernest Gagnon started at over 500lbs.
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