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Momma wants to ride

Old 07-15-19, 09:50 AM
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Momma wants to ride

I'm down to ride with my kid. I have been walking and lost some weight. I did an impulse buy and got 26in huffy cranbrook cruiser, awesome blue matte color. Anyways I can ride it but not sure if it's too small. I don't think my legs extend like they should when turning pedals. I was worried about being too heavy for the bike too, so I contacted huffy. The weight limit is 250 and I'm 275 now. Should j return the bike. Or just keep it and hope my weight will continue to drop 9lbs a month. Ps I saw a 29inch genesis cruiser that is a bit bigger may help with leg extension and not feel to cramped. Ps I'm somewhere between 5'10-6 ft tall
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Old 07-15-19, 11:37 AM
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You might want to see if there's a Bike Co-Op or Project in your city. If so see what, if anything, they have available in your size. You're likely to get a better bike than the Huffy and a better fit in the process.

It's likely that the Huffy you bought will be okay at your current weight as companies have to define a weight limit but often the bike can hold a bit more but there's no guarantees. Still, if it helps you continue to lose weight you'll be under the weight limit in no time. If there isn't a better used option available then I'd probably suggest keeping it, riding it and replacing it with something nicer as time goes on if you continue to want to ride.

In any case have fun!
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Have you tried raising the seat?
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Originally Posted by Mombutt View Post
I'm down to ride with my kid. I have been walking and lost some weight. I did an impulse buy and got 26in huffy cranbrook cruiser, awesome blue matte color. Anyways I can ride it but not sure if it's too small. I don't think my legs extend like they should when turning pedals. I was worried about being too heavy for the bike too, so I contacted huffy. The weight limit is 250 and I'm 275 now. Should j return the bike. Or just keep it and hope my weight will continue to drop 9lbs a month. Ps I saw a 29inch genesis cruiser that is a bit bigger may help with leg extension and not feel to cramped. Ps I'm somewhere between 5'10-6 ft tall
Momma wants to ride? Then get on it!

Raise the seat until it feels right. If you can't raise it high enough to get your legs at the proper extension, then consider a larger frame. And don't worry about the weight limits; they're set by lawyers, not engineers. If exceeding the limit by 10% could be fatal, we'd all be dead.


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