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    Clydesdale/Athena Index Thread - read before posting and ALL the old Stickies linked

    Updated: 7-31-08


    If you're asking a question for the first time skim the topics and discussions below - it's very possible we've talked about it. You may still have a question but this may help to be more specific so we can help you ("Which bike between ___ and ___ would be good for me" is better than "What bike should I get" without any sort of possibilities). The more information you can give us the better we can help you. Don't forget to try searching too.

    The first part are some great conversations that put what factors Clydes and Athenas should concentrate on, below those are threads divided up into topics. Happy reading!






    The old sticky thread (and introduction thread) - some great information in there which should be copied here:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=150310

    Some general posts from that sticky that I thought were important:

    Bike Parts vs bike (took this main post from Hambone and added a few comments from others):
    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone
    I've written this several times and in several ways...

    The make of your bike should be about frame fit! If you are going to be riding for exercise or for transport get a road bike. The dropped position is a little awkward for some people at first. But give it a few days and you will get over that. The way you get in shape riding a bike is by gettig on and spending a fair amount of time spinning the pedals. You won't do that as well with a mountain or a hybrid. It is really that simple.

    Hybrids are the worst of both road and mountain bikes not the best. They are slower and less efficient than road bikes and no where near as bullet proof and comfortable as mountain bikes.

    If comfort is your primary concern, build that into which road bike you choose. You may sacrifice a little performance but you can address this down the road when you are shopping for a new bike.

    Here are the items I think clydesdales should focus on:
    1. wheels (upgrade before you get your bike. If the shop won't work with you find another shop.)
    2. tires (gotta take high max psi)
    3. pedals (if you ride light (another of my diatribes) your pedals take serious abuse -- splurge for good ones.)
    4. seat (especially on compact frames)
    5. shorts
    6. gloves

    (probably in that order....

    * Good gel bibs do soooo much to take pressure off the parts that contact the seat...
    * A good seat is invaluable. It helps keep the tingley dingley from getting too bad. I have a Specialized with the Minkoff Wedge. I like it a lot. Others like other designs.
    * Wheels -- I am down to from about 350 pounds. When I started riding my 36 spoke Mavic Open Pro Rims on Ultegra hubs -- they were perfectly round. Almost 2,000 miles and about 75 pounds later, they are still true. Excel in Colorado built my wheels. My understanding is that who builds your wheels can be as important as whet they are built with/from. Either way, the higher the spoke count the stronger the wheel.
    * I shredded a cheap pair of pedals. Lets be honest, none of those spindles are made to hold up 300+ pounds. Get a decent pair, pay attention to them...
    * Tires. If I knew then.... I built my road bike with a nice pair of Continental tires. They were rated for 120psi. I ran them bald faster than I thought they should have gone. So I switched to "commuter tires" but they had a lower psi. Big mistake. Tried several different tires. None of them as good as the Conti's. I have a new pair on order now!

    Just to be clear. I love my mountain bike. If I can, I take it to the trails near my family and I cover it in mud. I ride it hard and I smile the whole time doing it. But the reason I have lost 75 pounds over the last nine months is diet and my road bike. Period.

    Buy the bike that 1. fits you the best and 2. you think is sexy. Buy the bike that when you see it in the store it just tugs at your guts and makes you want to ride. When I saw the frame of my road bike (a GT Edge Aero) I had a reaction to it. I still look at that bike and want to ride... fast.
    Response after some posts and questions
    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone
    Wow, I didn't expect this much reaction.

    (First, I'm not an expert -- just a guy with an opinion and a fair amount of time in the saddle. Take what I say here with a healthy dose of scepticism!)

    I ride from Brooklyn to Harlem every workday. (Give or take...) I get on/off the West Side bike trail via 125th Street fairly often which means I am going over cobblestones. NYC streets are not real tire friendly but I have only had two flats in four months of commuting by bike in NYC. I ride hard but -- I think for a big guy -- I ride pretty light. On the weekends I put in longer rides when possible. Sometimes with my kids in the trailer, sometimes just getting out there and riding. I average about 500 miles/month.

    If you (Air) are concerned with too much frame flex, look into an aluminum frame. It is much more rigid and at the entry level price points it will be lighter. But that ridgidity takes a toll on your nether region. Aluminum is a harsher ride. (My current road bike is an aluminum frame. I love my bike but if I could go back in time, I'd get a steel frame. Opposite is true on my mountain bike.)

    Superslomo raises an interesting option. Touring bikes are beefier "road" bikes. For a "clyde" it might be the best of both worlds. Many commuters (who are putting in lots of miles in adverse conditions) opt for these. You can also look into cyclo cross bikes. (Cyclo cross is a European dirt riding. The bikes are drop barred and somewhere between road and mountain as far as the components. I have no knowledge of makes or models. Sorry.)

    Cypress..., as I said, I'm no expert. And truth be told, a good bike is one you sit on -- a bad bike is one that leans against a wall somewhere. If you enjoy your bike and ride it... it is a good bike. No offense intended.

    Texas, funny you use that analogy. I have used the same about several things -- including losing weight. (Weight Watchers is sailing, Gastric by-pass is power boating...) Use your SPDs. Road pedals may be a little more comfortable on the bike (I ride SPDs exclusively) BUT they suck to walk in.

    Air, in reference to MTB wheels vs. Road wheels -- I wouldn't bunny hop a log at 15 mph on my road bike but the last time I did that on my mountain bike, well I was ten years younger and that cost me a rim, too. The reality is that road wheels are less sturdy than mountain bike wheels. You should ride differently on a road bike period. But the part of the NYC Parks Dept. Greenway near Rockaway Blvd that somebody mentioned, I do that on my road bike. Get in a higher gear and spin and you'll be fine.

    You will get more flats on a road bike if you ride it like a mountain bike.

    Maxrep, again, I'm no pro. If you were my brother and I had no way of really gauging road vs other, I'd probably say get a used mountain bike (like from Craig's List) and put slicks on it. Ride that for a year and see from there.

    (But if you were my brother, you'd have gotten the hybrid anyway and now we couldn't go ride the gnarley trails near your house with me on my mountain bike because you have a hybrid; and we wouldn't go out for a long ride in wine country because you find it too cumbersome. OK, I admit I am not a fan of hybrids. But I'm not a bike snob. It is just that if you are going to get a hybrid, I say go the extra step and get the MTB. Then you can beat the crap out of it in the dirt, too.)

    Finally, I find I get a better work out and I enjoy my ride more on my road bike. If I'm just around town I'll grab my mountain bike sometimes. But for sweating or getting somewhere, it is the road bike. Period.

    One more thing... (my boss distracted me for a minute) if you can, why not rent a bike? Rent a mountain for a day and a road the next.
    #######################################
    Building up a bike spending less than $1000 when you already have the frame:

    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post
    Look to spend $250-$400 on wheels that you won't have to worry about. Still cheaper than massive dental work.

    Pedals -$25

    Tires - $70

    Seat - The Brooks are highly recommended but take a while to break in. Also, if you're going to go with a Brooks you really need to get padded shorts or bibs. ~$100

    Gloves are tough - a few lbs' have plenty of gloves that are really expensive. I've gotten a few pairs from Performancebike or Nashbar and they shred by the end of the season. I'd say keep trying pairs on sale till you find ones you like, I'm finding I really like the Cannondales. Between $20-$40.

    For a seatpost I'd recommend Thompson. Really, really strong and a seatpost up the arse is as much fun as massive dental work without the Novocaine.

    Now you got the safety stuff out of the way you're left with about $300. If you really want to skimp you can get go to your lbs and get:
    - cheap top mount shifters
    - front and rear deraileurs from the used bin
    - used brake calipers
    - brake & deraileur cables and housing
    - used crank set (I'd go with a triple and check out a fitting site for the right length, when I went up to 175 I felt a HUGE difference (I'm 6-1") from the 170s - I'd never go back) and:
    - have them install a sealed bottom bracket so you can have them worry about the right spacing based on the cranks
    - ($10 shifters, $40 deraileurs, $25 for brakes, $25 brakes and housing, $25 for bb, $25 labor, $25 crank set, $20 for gently used chainrings laying around (or could spend $60 for new ones there, get steel they're much stronger (I've bent the aluminum ones))).

    brake handles ($15)

    cassette ($20) and chain ($10 - 6/7/8 are all the same size and are thicker than 9 and 10 speed (which I tend to snap).

    Total on the 'group' - $215.

    Another option is to buy a 'group' which will be all those things together and better shifters that will probably start around $400.

    Lastly the fork, headset ($40ish), and handlebars. Some people love carbon and some people you wouldn't pay enough to put it on - you can read the threads for yourself to decide. Maybe $100 though probably could go cheaper especially if your lbs has one laying around used. Use a fitting site to get the right width for your handlebars - that will make a huge difference. You can go drops, flat, or treking or touring (which I have and love - $25). If you do the treking bars treat yourself to some grips (3 pairs for the trekking bars) and THEN wrap grip tape over the top ($20).

    So, my estimate there is $1100. You might be able to find a used bike on CL and strip the deraileurs and brake calipers off along with the cranks and chainrings so there's a little wiggle room but that should get you started.
    #######################################

    Now, threads that go into more depth:

    Community:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=329316 - How to Post Pics
    Post a Photo - Go on a ride, post a pic
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=255193 - Clyde Ride Thread
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=150310 - Original Clydes Thread / Welcome Thread
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=251523 - Clydes Flickr Pool
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=228767 - Weight Loss Success - Before and After Pics
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=336425 - Clydes, post yer pics to lure Athenas in
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=343716 - Athenas, post yer pics to lure Clydes in
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=301538 - Clyde Riding Buddies
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=343854 - Where is everyone
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=357712 - Specialized Ride Pics
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=376098 - How old is everyone?


    Athenas ('Woman Clydes'):
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=233451 - Athena Introductions [new 08/29/07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=231236
    athena shorts - Athena shorts
    Road Bike Recommendations - Female 44yo, 215, 5' 7" $700 - $1000 - Bike and questions


    Bikes and Riding:
    http://www.bicycling.com/article/0,6...6883-1,00.html - Climbing
    Going from 27 1/4 to smaller - 27" --> 700c difficulties
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=258255 - Riding Lighter
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=377802 - How to properly ride a bike
    I will be doing my first metric century this weekend any advice? - First metric century
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=297520 - Centuries and Double Centuries [new 5-12-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=258247 - Gearings for Clydes [new 1-5-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=223058 - Touring on a Vintage Road Bike
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=261898 - Single Speed [new 1-30-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=253192 - Fixing up and restoring an old bike [new 5-5-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=296529 - UberClyde on a HardRock [new 5-12-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=334290 - Riding on Crushed Limestone
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=355444 - Pressure for road to offride riding


    Bike Buying:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=377376 - Clyde Friendly Bike Shops
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=69273 - ***Road Bikes under $700***
    http://www.damonrinard.com/EFBe/frame_fatigue_test.htm - Fatigue test of CF, Al, Steel
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=318168 - Bike Buying FAQ
    How Much Did You Pay For Your Bike? Clyde Version - Clydes Rides - how much did you spend?
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=377842 - Cracked Al Lemond frame
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=342791 - Cracked Al frame
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=296734 - What type of Bike? (Some CF discussion) [new 5-12-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=297369 - Large Framed Clyde looking for Cheap Commuter [new 5-12-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=297727 - Specialized Hardrock for UberClyde [new 5-12-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=297082 - What type of Bike, UberClyde [new 5-12-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=300352 - New bike after 25 years of not riding [new 5-22-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=248814 - Trek 520 for UberClyde
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=295572 - Trek 520 for UberClyde [new 5-12-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=265419 - Jamis Coda Sport for UberClyde [new 5-12-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=217799 - Carbon Fiber for Clydes?
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=230414 - Lemond Reno
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=229702 - Beginner
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=228385 - Mountain Bike
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=173624 - Road Bike
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=166700 - Beginner Road Bike
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=355199 - Worksman Industrial Bicycle Report
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=356376 - Building up a Clyde bike from a frame


    General Differences between Cyclocross / Touring / Hybrid / Road / Mtn Bikes:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=257497 - Hybrid discussion [new 1-5-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=144243
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=44379
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=63027
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=9683
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_cn-z.html
    http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=68702
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/29%22er
    http://omerandbobs.com/bikes.html
    http://faughnan.com/touringbike.html
    http://bgcycles.com/bruce.html
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=241478 - Touring Bikes vs Racing Road Bikes (great comparisons here)
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=180433 - Newbie guide to touring
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=241679 - Triple vs Double vs Compact


    Fitting Threads (mostly wrist):
    Getting the perfect fit video - How to video
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=373876 - Lower back pain
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=360212 - Wrist issues
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=338016 - Knee savers [new 08-30-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=262759 - Dialing in a roadie [new 1-22-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=277265 - Crank Length [new 3-12-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=277271 - Changing from drops to flats [new 3-12-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=295925 - Wrist pain from T & V [new 5-14-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=226503
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=228663
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=227546
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=224121
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=223581
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=214352
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=221936
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=217887
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=200016
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=207691
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=199975
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=209959
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=197766
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=194736
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=189689
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=242143 - Specialized Seat Bone measurer
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=250514 - Saddle and handlebar adjustments


    Fitting sites:
    http://wrenchscience.com/WS1/default.asp
    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...LCULATOR_INTRO
    http://www.coloradocyclist.com/bikefit/
    http://www.stlbiking.com/Bike_Fits.htm
    http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-sizing.html
    http://www.bike-manual.com/om/trekbi...g_the_bike.htm
    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm
    http://www.roadcycling.com/training/kneepain.shtml - Knee pain
    Last edited by Air; 11-13-08 at 12:19 PM. Reason: Updates

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    Wheels:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=349519 - Deep V vs Dyad vs Mavic Opens [new 10-3-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=179835 - Mavic A719s
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=233298 - Deep V vs Dyad [new 10-3-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=361926 - Deep V 1000 report
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=312631 - Touring Rims, Dyads, Mavic A719s, Deep Vs.
    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tourtand.asp - Peter White Rim specs
    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/velocity.asp - Peter White Velocity and Mavic wheels
    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/spokes.asp - Peter White on Spokes
    http://weightweenies.starbike.com/li....php?type=rims - Weight Weenies
    Mavic Aksium for a Clyde? - Mavic Aksiums for a Clyde?
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=349624 - Bargain Wheel thread [new 10-3-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=349037 - Wheel recommendations [new 10-1-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=340285 - 27" Rims
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=176321 - Clyde Wheel Thread
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=226191 - Wheel Concerns
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=166249 - Clyde Disc Wheel
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=152472 - Wheel Builder, Mike Garcia in Florida
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=152991 - Clyde wheel spoke discussion
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=192899 - Strong wheel for super Clyde.
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=206688 - Wheels for a 240 Clyde
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=219430 - Spoke breakage
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=359716 - Wheel Killer recommendations
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=227989 - Open Pro vs CXP33
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=230690 - Tires vs Wheels
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=372525 - When to replace a rim


    De-Evolution of a Wheel, From Warnings Towards Solution:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=253192 - First Roadie
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=262759 - Dialing in a Roadie
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=294905 - How many broken spokes are dangerous [new 5-5-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=298310 - Rear deraileur rubbing - bad tension? [new 5-14-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=342373 - Bombproof 27" Rims [new 9-10-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=338555 - Spokes Rant [new 9-10-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=349283 - Shot Rims and Clyde Recommendations? [new 10-1-08]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=349519 - Deep V vs Dyad vs Mavic Opens [new 10-3-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=352240 - Friction Shifters
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=355089 - Hubs
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=355761 - ****Hubs for Clydes from the Mechanics forum****
    Mavic Aksium for a Clyde? - Mavic Aksiums for a Clyde?
    Holy Canoli - Clyde does 146 miles! Ride Report - Penn Station --> Montauk Ride Report
    Ride, rebuild, or replace this wheel? - Ride, rebuild, or replace damaged Aksium rim


    Hubs:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=355761 - ****Hubs for Clydes from the Mechanics forum****
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=355089 - Clyde Hubs
    http://www.bretonbikes.com/hubs.htm - Hubs for touring
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=256324 - Shimano XT / XTR / Chris King
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=350714 - Clyde Hub breakage?
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=352100 - Campy Hubs
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=33388 - Hugi hub breakage
    http://www.usenet.com/newsgroups/rec.../msg21588.html - 130 to 135 mm spacing
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=362258 - Axle length with incompatible frame spacing
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=352147 - 7 Speed Cassette on 8 or 9 speed hub
    http://sheldonbrown.com/k7.html - Freehubs and Cassettes explained
    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/rearhubs.asp - Peter White Hubs and descriptions


    Tires:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=191512


    Saddles:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=350808 - Brooks Saddle Failure
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=218482
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=228679 - Saddles for Uber Clyde
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=239158
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=356892 - Keep breaking saddles, setback seatpost solution
    Fit to be tied - Relacing a Brooks


    Seat Posts:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=238801
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=240193 - Reinforcing seat posts
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=278428 - More on seat posts [new 3-19-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=356892 - Keep breaking saddles, setback seatpost solution


    Frames and Forks:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=263899 - Carbon Forks [new 01-30-07]


    Pedals:
    Cheap Clipless setup to sample? - Clipless suggestions
    pedals for a clyde? - Good links for a variety of options
    clips vs. clipless vs. platforms, help - Clips vs Clipless vs Platform


    Helmets:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=230320
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=284711 [new 4-6-07]


    Clothing:
    http://www.bicycleclothing.com/ - Carry up to 4x sizes, good local business [new 6-12-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=264946 - WIDE shoes [new 01-30-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=231155
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=240630 - Winter Pants
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=241219 - Winter Riding Clothes
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=242331 - Winter Riding Plans
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=242184 - Shorts
    http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/ - Riding gear for bigger folks
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=248772 - Clyde Bibs
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=230701 - Shoes [new 01/09/07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=253331 - Shoes [new 01/09/07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=360194 - Collection of sites
    Last edited by Air; 07-31-08 at 02:27 PM.

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    Weight Loss Issues:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=337824 - Yo-Yoing weight
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=295222 - Plateau-ing [new 5-7-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=377498 - Enablers
    Weight loss, surgery v. lap band - Surgery


    Weight Loss & Nutrition/Food:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=231402 - Clyde Nutrition and Weight Loss
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=423084 - Smaller meals more often?
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=423146 - Artificial Sweeteners may cause weight gain
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=369857 - Fats
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=363324 - How to get fat without really trying
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=315493 - Training with a Heart Monitor
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=342532 - Fitday Desktop vs Online [new 09-11-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=324636 - Tracking sites [new 7-25-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=320039 - Hydration [new 7-13-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=307114 - Eating on long rides vs losing weight [new 6-11-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=301309 - Eating during Centuries [new 5-23-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=264792 - Calories and weight gain [new 01/30/07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=264075 - A calorie is just a calorie [new 01/30/07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=333270 - Vegan Overnight
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=363446 - Diet and Weight Loss


    Food & Recipes:
    Salads - yuck! - Salads
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=407282 - Granola recipes
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=369244 - Potato Substitute
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=238744 - Recipes
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=356010 - 100 Calorie Snacks [new 10-23-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=324149 - Breakfast foods [new 7-25-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=386521 - Supplements


    Weight Loss & Exercise:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=425890 - Dieting and Commuting
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=394168 - When to exercise
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=323463 - Fat burning [new 7-24-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=296070 - Heart Rates in training [new 5-8-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=295670 - Riding and weight loss [new 5-8-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=263236 - Losing weight, exercising vs food [new 1-31-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=257976 - Spinner Miles 2007 [new 1-5-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=231543 - Muscle Mass
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=235155 - Tom's Spinner Report
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=235773 - Tom's Spinner Report Graph
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=234511 - Weekend Ride Report
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=231419 - Spring Challenge 2007
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=363603 - Spring Challenge 2008


    Health & Exercise:
    Does anybody here do leg stretches before riding? - Preride Stretching? Great resource here
    Do you have Asthma? - Asthma
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=369061 - Weight loss, gym or bike?
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=248481 - Max Heart Rate
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=291656 - Sleep Apnea surgery and CPAP [new 5-4-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=308590 - Core strength [new 6-11-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=358897 - More Core Exercises
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=363658 - Stretching
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=337461 - Diabetes
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=342793 - Cholesterol


    Motivation:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=492148 - More awesome stories
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=387791 - Few awesome and quick stories
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=399025 - More great before and afters
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=340463 - Kudos & Bragging [new 09-08-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=283849 - Motivation [new 4-5-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=333359 - The Google 15 [new 09-08-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=301538 - Ride Buddies [new 08-29-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=297573 - bdinger's Triumph [new 5-12-07]
    http://theamazingshrinkingclydes.blogspot.com/ - Weight Loss Blog (Tom Stormcrowe)
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=262659 - Slipping and getting back [new 1-22-06]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=295844 - Plateau'd no More [new 5-12-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=228767 - Weight Loss Success - Before and After Pics
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=231699 - Weight Loss Progress, log and discussion. Come be motivated!
    http://arcticglass.blogspot.com/ - Riding in Alaska
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=235524 - Tom's Photo Journal
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=377498 - Enablers


    Motivation - Ride Reports and Accomplishments
    Post some Ride Report links here! - Collection of links
    Shake, Rattle and Roll - The Neils on Wheels Pittsburgh/DC Tour Thread - Neils on Wheels Pittsburgh to DC
    Holy Canoli - Clyde does 146 miles! Ride Report - Air's Penn Station to Montauk trip
    self-supported century complete! - Adrien's unsupported (first) century
    Last edited by Air; 12-09-08 at 11:19 AM.

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    Touring Advice:
    http://www.faughnan.com/touringbike.html - Bikes
    http://www.bgcycles.com/bruce.html - Bikes
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=237753 - Building a Tourer
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=241478 - Bike advice
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=180433 - Newbie guide ***
    http://bicycletouring101.com/ - Touring Guide 101
    http://www.vwvagabonds.com/Bike/BikeTheBikes.html - Vegabond touring
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=230160 - Outfitting a touring bike
    http://drumbent.com/trailer.html - DIY Trailer
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=236968 - DIY Trailer
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=237263 - Washing clothes
    http://www.adv-cycling.org/ - Touring Advice
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=134391 - Touring with a Racing Bike
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=248814 - Trek 520 for UberClyde
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=248654 - General road biking advice but good for touring too
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=249845 - Know your local gangs
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=256400 - Cheap chain whip
    http://www.onebag.com/ - One Bag Packing [new 01-02-07]
    http://www.bretonbikes.com/hubs.htm - Hubs


    Mechanical Issues:
    Sliding #$!@$~! seatpost! - Sliding seat post
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=388349 - Truing bladed spoked wheels
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=319094 - Biodegradable degreasers [new 9-11-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=325974 - Clyde breaking spokes [new 7-27-07]
    Am I too fat? - More Clyde breaking spokes
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=301139 - Pumps? [new 5-22-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=297423 - Caged vs Loose Balls [new 5-14-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=223413 - Hub overhaul
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=354190 - Grease
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=351563 - Pinned Chainrings
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=358032 - Lube
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=360017 - Rack and Fender installation
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=360334 - Measuring a bottom bracket
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngm6dr-1na0"]YouTube - 9 - Front Derailleur Adjustment[/ame] - Front DR adjustment
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxHXreuOLFM"]YouTube - Bicycle Rear Wheel Installation[/ame] - Easy way to put on a rear wheel


    The Destructive Power of the Clyde
    Post some Ride Report links here! - Destroyed crank
    catastrophic wheel failure - why? - Mavic wheel failure
    Best ever crash stories - Crashes
    Have you ever trashed your frame/Fork? - Front Fork destruction


    Wheel Building Threads:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=370422 - Dishing
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=349990 - Tensioning and other questions
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=356482 - What should be the tension
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=357092 - Tension Meter
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=265007 - Spoke debate
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=339375 - Lateral Tolerance
    http://www.geocities.com/spokeanwheel/index.html - Spoke length and tension
    http://www.astounding.org.uk/ian/wheel/index.html - Physics and Principle
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=203208 - Tension vs Truing and Dishing
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=203975 - Critique a wheel build for a Clydesdale, good 'basics' thread
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=203070 - Oxidation on spoke nipples
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?p=2623671 - Breaking spokes and tensioning
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?p=2622464 - Building a wheel on the frame
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=202141 - Tensioning
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=269164 - Breaking nipples
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=320236 - Buying spokes
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=335856 - More Buying Spokes
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=390514 - Even more spoke buying resources
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=332684 - Retensioning or replacing old hub/wheel
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=306224 - Flat spots
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=352584 - More spoke buying recommendations
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=356721 - Cheap spokes
    loose spokes, left side, rear wheel - Spokes loosening up, good notes on Mavic rims by SB


    GPS Units: [new 6-6-07]
    The Garmin eTrex Vista Thread - Most of my Garmin eTrex Vista HCx research
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=273917 - Garmin review [new 3-12-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=302461 - More Garmin
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=242297 - Handlebar mounted GPS units
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=256790 - GPS for touring
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=265747 - GPS CSX vs Edge
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=296357 - More GPS discussions
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=302283 - Gpsr


    Random bike stuff:
    Crash course - what are the basics? - How to ride a tandem
    http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...rash-care.html - Road Rash Aid
    Fuji road bike - Fufi serial number code
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Very...-Your-Bike-12/ - Build a cadence monitor for <$12
    Batteries: Replace or Recharge - Rechargable battery for GPS
    Best Rechargeable Batteries?? - More on rechargables
    http://flickr.com/photos/mrwright/se...7594124441383/ DIY Custom Frame Kit
    http://www.calfeedesign.com/forksymmetry.htm - Physics of forks
    The Mauna Kea bike - Cool DT mods
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php...3&#post4198833 - Rotating the handlebars on a DT
    42 minutes, 30 seconds and time to go Downtube! - Folding a DT for a suitcase
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=198693 - Riding tips [new 3-12-07]
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=351790 - Amtrak Policies for folding bikes
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=352068 - Flat fix by tying a knot in the tube
    http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/rust/rust.html - dealing with rust
    http://stupidhurts.org/2007/06/court...g-handle-bars/ - Wrapping Bar Tape


    Random non-bike stuff:
    Update your Windows boxes -now- - Windows security
    Windows 98 question for major COMPUTER GEEKS!!! - Old drivers (scroll down)
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=249958 - jpgs to movie freeware
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=362289 - Photography filters
    Antivirus 2008 infection - Removing viruses
    Picking an Opensource language... - Open source programming platform (PHP, VB, Python, Ajax, etc...)
    The Top 50 Proprietary Programs and their Open Source Alternatives - Open Source Alternatives
    Study music suggestions - Music study suggestions
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