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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 01-17-07, 02:47 PM   #51
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i was peddling hard.. i heard a light popping coming from the front wheel, then i blinked once and did a front flip then started rolling the next second. only thing damaged was the new milano seat that i JUST bought, it has a couple of scratches on the back. and of course the whole front wheel..


the hub was cracked on both sides of the ball bearing races.. grease was leaking out. probably not salvagable. they were nice shimano ones too.. time to run 32/32!


this whole event reminds me to buy a good helmet.. sooner or later!
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Old 01-17-07, 03:07 PM   #52
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this whole event reminds me to buy a good helmet.. sooner or later!
Well as they say about helmets, they good to the first crash, after that, their just good trash.
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Old 01-17-07, 08:53 PM   #53
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Wow what a transformation. That is one sweet looking mama now...even with the taco'd front rim.

Bell makes a good one-size fits all road helmet that's pretty inexpensive, if you intend to keep on doing endos on the hard stuff. Sounds liek you got lucky. Most of my mtb endos end up with some kind of injury. As for the road, I try hard not to even go there.

PS. Nice sprint work by the radar cart, although, I did wonder, "is that guy wearing a helmet?"
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Old 01-18-07, 04:44 AM   #54
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lol i wasnt even trynna endo, i was just peddling hard. then put some pressure on the front wheel and spladow rolling thunder

im thinking of grabbing my 80's rainbow spraypainted styrofoam helmet and just setting the trend bar a bit high, jk. for a moment i had a giro on my head about to walk out the door.. then i said (naw, not yet). next time i attempt to break the 30-32mph zone ill borrow my friends helmet and catch the drops and get some aero on the bad boy

edit: found an old mavic rim at another lbs today, double rim 32 spokes i believe (speed counted) problem is the axle isnt fitting on the fork. UGH ANOTHER AXLE PROBLEM LOL. time to go makeshift another smaller axle or get different bearing races...
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k.. fixed the front wheel with some knarly lookin wheels.. u gotta see the hub when i take pix..

also picked up a decent SR frame.. NO BRAZE ONS exept for one on the rear chainstay.. but i can handle that.. guess what my next project is next?? gunmetal and gold fixie!!
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