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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 04-17-08, 05:56 AM   #26
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HI-

I'm new. In fact I'm introducing myself here because it feels safer than anywhere else on this site- I sure as heck don't need any lecturing- or God forbid, a bag of waffle fries thrown at me-- (I've been reading just about everything in this forum the past few days) And yes, some Roadies can be pinheads-
Tight shorts small minds- Maybe they're unhappy because they need a sandwich???

Anyway- I just bought a couple of balloon tire granny bikes on e-bay- and hopefully between the two of them I can piece together a squash proof bike. I'm trying to read everything before I ask any questions- so if my bike plan doesn't work- I may be callin' on you folks to help me order some taco-proof wheels.
Welcome.

Ah, the fries story. Good times. The best part was that I was standing next to a "share the road" sign.

Personally I think wheel issues get played up too often on here. Had I first stumbled on this forum when I was a beginner, I would have been afraid to ride on stock wheels. But my Navigator held up at my then weight of 275, and my 7.5 completed tours without a problem. I did replace the rear wheel recently with a 36 spoke one, but that's more because I do loaded touring and riding on rough gravel than my weight.
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Old 04-17-08, 04:48 PM   #27
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So you're the Waffle-Fry-Guy? It is an an honor, sir.

SHARE THE ROAD...that's a good one-

In high school we took photos of a friend standing underneath a DIP IN ROAD sign...Now comes KARMA- I'm fat and she's still 125 lbs. at 49...)

Unfortunately,I topped the 275 mark about a 1/2 CLYDE ago-(2/3 of an ALthena?)So yeah, I'm worried about rims/spokes. Some say I shouldn't even bother trying anything on 2-wheels..but I'm stubborn- Time will tell.

And yes- I DO have a helmet,pump, and can of fix-a-flat. (Also a cell phone, ace bandage, ice-pack, aspirin, taxi money...)

Thanks for the encouragement- bl
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Old 04-17-08, 04:51 PM   #28
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Thanks- And yes- I got the helmet BEFORE the bike.. bl
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