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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 04-10-07, 06:38 PM   #1
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Close for the clides

You guys were bike close when you ride? Where do you get them? I ware some Performanse stuff. I don't really like jersies though. But Performance XXL fit me, but after a few washes, they are a lil snug. What do you clides ware that is comfortible in a jersy?

Also shorts? I ware Pearl Isumo XXL and they fit good enuff. But I tired Performance and even the XXL shorts seem small. What shorts do you ware? I need something a bit bigger cause we all know it's try what they say about us clides!
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I've used XXL Nashbar, Cannondale, and Specialized bike shorts with happy fit and results. One crash I had skidded me along the pavement on my bottom - NO ROAD RASH! The bike shorts kept me from losing any skin! I'm sold on using bike shorts when I ride.

Bike jerseys, I've never liked - they make me look like a sausage. I ride with loose T-shirts instead. With a "tall" T-shirt, it is less obvious that I've got the bike shorts on, too.

So far as I know, nobody makes XXXL bike shorts. What a shame - there sure is a market!
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Old 04-10-07, 07:16 PM   #3
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You guys were bike clothes when you ride? Where do you get them? I wear some Performance stuff. I don't really like jerseys though. But Performance XXL fits me, but after a few washes, they are a little snug. What do you Clydes wear that is comfortable in a jersey?

Also shorts? I wear Pearl Izumi XXL and they fit good enough. But I tried Performance and even the XXL shorts seem small. What shorts do you wear? I need something a bit bigger cause we all know it's try what they say about us Clydes!
Sorry, had to be done. I'm no Clyde, just a visiting featherweight, but I have a few Clyde friends and they look good in some of the retro-styled wool Jerseys. I can't tell you what brand they've got, but check out the Portland Cyclewear and Rivendell jerseys for a start, they've both got XXL. Wool seems to look a little more forgiving on bigger guys, but I can't tell you from experience.
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I've used XXL Nashbar, Cannondale, and Specialized bike shorts with happy fit and results. One crash I had skidded me along the pavement on my bottom - NO ROAD RASH! The bike shorts kept me from losing any skin! I'm sold on using bike shorts when I ride.

Bike jerseys, I've never liked - they make me look like a sausage. I ride with loose T-shirts instead. With a "tall" T-shirt, it is less obvious that I've got the bike shorts on, too.

So far as I know, nobody makes XXXL bike shorts. What a shame - there sure is a market!
One alternative to the Bike Jerseys are joggers jerseys, they may be available in a larger size range, and often are quite a bit cheaper, as much as half the price cheaper.
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For a few years I wore MTB jerseys.....more forgiving in the midsection....

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The spelling in the OP is so poor it's difficult to read. Really, it's remarkable. Moving on...
I wear full kit and find Pearl Izumi and Descente brands to be a bit more clyde friendly with sizing. More American sized, if you will. Having said that, the size charts of cycling clothes seem to vary greatly, so find a brand or two that works for you. World Cycling Productions has pretty good charts.
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Old 04-10-07, 11:13 PM   #7
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The spelling in the OP is so poor it's difficult to read. Really, it's remarkable. Moving on...
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Best Clyde Cycling clothes, I've found are at http://www.aerotechdesigns.com
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Poly shirts from Target or Alert shirts are about all I wear in the summer.
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Best Clyde Cycling clothes, I've found are at http://www.aerotechdesigns.com
+5 on this. I bought from 5XL to my current 3XL, can't go wrong with them. Another place I shopped is Col d'Lizard, they will custom make clothing in your size needs and many times with out additional cost. Had a jacket made to my size needs that was the bomb. They are highly recommended.
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T-shirt and a pair of riding pants do the trick for me. These are the pants I am talking about:



Info: http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/156...-Ride-Pant.htm

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+everything to Aerotech Designs. They've made some of the most comfortable clothes from all the way back when they were Schnaubelt Shorts, with just a table set up at the pre-ride shop 'n' swaps. (Got my first pair of Schnaubelt's at a century ride in Cleveland, so far back I don't remember what year.)
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nashbar has xxxl shorts and jerseys walmart has polyster tees that are good wicking for warm weather
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As another poster mentioned, I like the poly shirts from target. I think the line is "C9".

Also definitely check out Aerotech Designs. My next purchase will be a cycling bib from them.
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