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Every once in a while there are requests for bicycles for extra large riders. It looks like somebody had taken it to heart. I hope she does well and runs out of clients at some point.


---A Vermont businesswoman has launched SuperSizedCycles.com "so that
plus-sized people could purchase a bicycle that will easily support their
weight, be comfortable and safe for them, and inspire them to exercise."
Joan Denizot, a self-described fat person, explains her company's concept
by saying, "Our bikes are designed especially to carry heavy riders. Some
parts of the bike are reinforced, some parts are padded, some parts are
spaced differently, and they all come together to form a machine that is
fun, easy, and safe to ride." Bikes offered come from Worksman, including a
recumbent trike suitable for riders as heavy as 550 pounds. Denizot says
she is looking for other sturdy models to expand her product line.
http://www.supersizedcycles.com
 

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it's funny that this came up today. While surfing yesterday looking for information about Shasta Lake, one return was for a woman going by the name Shasta. Her blog has the by line "bicycling blog of an overweight middleaged mom" Also included is a cute logo of the "Big Girls on Bikes Cycling Club"
http://bmob-bwob.tripod.com/index.htm.

I wish the company, and the club, well
 

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Rivendell had a prototype for XXL riders, too.

Don't think it's in production, but Grant had a design heavier riders could get onto easily, almost a step-through. He was going to call it the Bison, but apparently that has connotations in some circles and he was looking for a new name. Might be some information at www.rivbike.com.
 
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