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Basically, bike frames and forks are very strong and the limiting factor will be wheel strength. There are plenty of wheels out there that will take your weight (they build them for tandems, for example) but most off the shelf bikes won't have those suitable wheels.
A lot of it, like all cyclists, depends on your budget, whether you want to buy new or 2nd hand, and so on.
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Once your weight drops a little (and it will do so quicker than by riding at this stage) and you build some fitness back up then cycling will be a more viable option.
Of course this is just my opinion. Good luck whichever way you go.
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Buying a bike without a proper fit and going out there and overdoing it is looking for trouble. I've known a few people the same as you and done a knee or back injury in the first couple of rides and then given cycling up completely.
For your first bike look for something sturdy, maybe a little more upright like a Giant Cross City or a Giant MTB (if you are tall try a 29er). Pay attention to the wheelset and try to upgrade to a model with a better wheelset (more spokes and wider rim the better usually). If you are really enjoying it then maybe look into buying a road bike (but you really need to go through the process and not go "hey lets just skip to a road bike". This approach may hurt you!
Anyway good luck with it. I'm off the bike currently with a dodgy hip so I'm working my way back to fitness myself (blown out to 107 kegs)
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bbr123 wrote: Unfortunately after doing some research and looking at bikes online its very evident bikes are not made for people of this size.
T'aint the case. Listen to Robert.
RobertL wrote:There was a recent topic about this that may help get you started: http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewt ... =9&t=98418
As I said there
Thoglette wrote:at 150Kg you're barely cracking the "big" league. Ernest Gagnon started at over 500lbs.
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