So, My seriously overweight bud [300+lbs] decided that it is time to start riding to get into shape. Being the nice guy that I am, I will do whatever I can to support the cause and help him get some exercise. We've already been on a couple of 10-15 mile rides down the local easy gravel trails. I'm duly impressed to this point.
Problem is, that he doesn't have a bike, or have the funds to run out and buy one right away. So I offer up my old reliable backup bike. My poor poor bike...This bike is an older GT2000 I-Drive with SID rear and Judy fork. The mavic wheels are pretty wimpy as well. I figured that since I check in at 180, and can huck a 3-4 footer with this bike[2g's of downforce?], that it should be able to hold up. The poor bike cowers in fear when ever he get near it, but still rides proud when requested.
I guess the point of this rambling is that I would like to build him his very own bike...without spending tons of money that I don't really have. So that brings us to the point of begging old parts and such. If you have recently upgraded to some uber-lightweight part, wheels, frame, whole bike, or whatever, I would be really really interested in your old parts. Even a complete or semi complete bike would be better.
Let me know what you have, and how much you want for it. Let's see if we can round up enough stuff to build my bud his very own Franken Bike...We can save him from the heart attack, but for the road rash he is on his own!
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