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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 08-06-05, 06:17 AM   #1
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My Fat Guy Bike Kicks Your Fat Guy Bikes @$$!!

'04 Trek 2100c
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Mavic Open Pro/Dura Ace hubs
Ritchy "Adjusta-belly" stem (actually damn nice)
Brooks B-"what heft"-17 saddle
Ritchey Bio Max II bar with "Ergo" shaped drops, as in "I'm fat, ergo I can't reach the drops"
Dura Ace STI's and Rear Derailleur
Ultegra brakes
I'm now in the final stages of modding a top-tube mace holder to accept an (one) eclair, gotta carb up on them longer rides and all.

Oh yeah, I just ticked over 1000 miles on the comp since March. I'm kinda proud of that, given my travel schedule.


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EDIT: PHOTO'S HERE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38096831@N00/

and bacon too!!!!

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Old 08-06-05, 06:34 AM   #2
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Well? We need photos man...
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Old 08-06-05, 06:36 AM   #3
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This thred is worthless without pics!
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Put the eclair down and show some pics.
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Old 08-06-05, 10:31 AM   #5
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Yes, I want to see the eclair holder mod. That might just be the next "must have" component eveyone wants. It will definitely be OCP if it comes in carbon.
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Old 08-14-05, 03:25 PM   #6
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Bump

Photo's added as requested!

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Old 08-14-05, 03:27 PM   #7
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I have to admit that is a nice bike! Enjoy it and thanks for the pictures.
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LoL......Love the bacon and eclair holders
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dead sexy in the yellow jersey.
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Old 08-14-05, 04:13 PM   #10
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dead sexy in the yellow jersey.
Yes, I'm hoping those ignorant of the sport will assume I've won something
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Nomo
How you liking the Brooks saddle.
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Old 08-14-05, 06:43 PM   #12
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And now it's got a full century under it.... I know some skinny guy bikes that can't make that statement...
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Old 08-14-05, 08:37 PM   #13
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How you liking the Brooks saddle.
Uh, I really like it. My butt was sore after the century yesterday, how could it not be when it took me 8 hrs of riding to finish
I'd advise anyone north of 230 or so lbs to lace the side flanges together to keep them from splaying out under "load".
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Old 08-14-05, 09:55 PM   #14
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Nice bacon holder. I got to get one of those. Except mine will be for pizza.

Did you get it from Performance?
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Old 08-14-05, 10:13 PM   #15
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Nice bacon holder. I got to get one of those. Except mine will be for pizza.

Did you get it from Performance?
No, Performance only had a segmented one, with parts for chips and chili con carne. I got mine at REI. Pizza was out of stock there but they also had a pork rinds but I don't eat pork rinds so I just got the bacon and eclair.
I'm still trying to figure out how to stuff popcorn in my 2nd water bottle.
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Old 08-14-05, 10:31 PM   #16
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Very cool, welcome to the club...you know...everyone talks about their six-pack abs....well I GOT A WHOLE KEG RIGHT HERE BABY! *grabs gut*

I haven't gotten into the stoarge on the bike thing very much yet....I'm still riding with a bag on my back, so instead of an eclair or two I'll just put some sandwiches or something in there. For junk, I might put a zipper pouch on the strap for some beef jerky...gotta have the good jerky!
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Old 08-14-05, 10:36 PM   #17
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Don't your thighs hit the bacon holder? My thighs are rubbing on my rear brake cable..could not imagine the Bacon box between my legs.
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that's how you cook the bacon man!
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Too bad the bacon being cooked is my flesh!!!! I will pass.....
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Bacon box between my legs.
That's an icky visual
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Old 08-15-05, 01:04 AM   #21
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groovy, i love it

*edit* i love the bike, not the icky visual
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I never thought when I had a goal of getting back on my old bike and riding that it ever really happen. But I am really surprised to the extent at which it is happening. This past winter, my wife bought me a used bicycle that was similar to my original 1973 Schwinn continental road bike that was in pieces in my basement. I hopped on the 1980 bike my wife bought, and had a great time riding. But I didn't feel comfortable on the bike.. it just seemed smaller than my old bike.. I kept falling off the bike and didn't seem to have as much control as I did on my old bike. So I got out a tape measure and sure enough.. The frame of my old bike was two inches larger than the one my wife bought. So during a recent weekend, I got out the tools and began swapping parts onto the older 1973 yellow Schwinn frame. After some tweaking, I hopped on my new (old) bike. It was just like the old days! Easier to ride and I could go faster because I could more fully extend my legs.

So now I had actually reached my goal of riding my old bike. It felt great.

My wife and I have been riding the same local trail for weeks now. Today, i tried a new trail and it was very nice.

There was all sorts of scenery and wildlife. Like this wetland near the trail head in Leetonia, Ohio.


About halfway down the ten mile trail, there is a deep gorge at the edge of the trail. It is fenced off to keep people safe.



The camera phone really doesn't capture the breathtaking beauty of this woodland.

At the trails end, there is a renovated train depot to welcome cyclists.



There is a nice breezeway with picnic tables, a vending machine with water and sports drinks. And there are nice clean restrooms that are open even on Sundays.



There is also an air pump. It costs 25 cents for a minute of air.. so have quarters handy and be ready to pump quickly. Remove the valve caps from the stems before putting your quarter in.

There is also a bike shop at the end of the trail for those unforeseen emergencies. Lisbon on the Fourth of July is as American as apple pie. The people there seem to embrace the cycling visitors.

The sun was shining and it was 87 degrees. Back when I weighed 500 pounds, I would have practically died in that heat. But the day was perfect. I just made sure to stay hydrated.

My GPS says I rode 20 miles and burned 1333 calories. And I had a great time.

Like I said earlier... I am surprised to the extent at which I have embraced bicycling. It's exercise I actually enjoy.



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