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    Strong, Light, Cheap - Pick Any Two

    Strong, Light, Cheap - Pick Any Two

    I hear this all of the time from my LBS. You can have two but you can never have all three. I first thought it was BS but after looking for stuff for my 220 pound rump I realize this to be the truth.

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    I would agree...

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    strong and cheap. i weigh 255lbs. the easiest way to shave pounds off my bike is for me to ride it more and lose some weight.

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    Definitely go with strong and cheap. Light won't factor in until you've lost some weight and gained a respectable amount of cardiovascular fitness. Well, at least it should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan
    the easiest way to shave pounds off my bike is for me to ride it more and lose some weight.
    My heaviest bike weighs a whopping 15 pounds more than my father's racing frame; but he's lost 20 pounds riding. Weight really doesn't matter anyway, except for racing or bragging rights: the bicycle would be the most efficient way to move yourself even if it weighed 100 pounds.

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    It seems most of my friends pay heavy money to shave off grams from their bikes yet they could drop 10-15 pounds. I've never figured that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean565
    It seems most of my friends pay heavy money to shave off grams from their bikes yet they could drop 10-15 pounds. I've never figured that out.
    Maybe they're just "wannabes"

    Or maybe they have enough cash and figure it's easier to shave weight off the bike than it is off the rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean565
    It seems most of my friends pay heavy money to shave off grams from their bikes yet they could drop 10-15 pounds. I've never figured that out.
    Yeah, I wonder about that, you get guys that will say, I paid $500 for a crank that was 2g lighter then a $250 crank. You look at them and think, gee buddy, you could lose that Molson Muscle* for free, it weighs more then the whole freaking bike. For those of you outside Canada, here in Canada Molson is a brand of beer, a beer gut is often called a Molson Muscle. I had a neighbour growing up, where it was the only muscle he had

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    Well it is not very different than someone owning a 4 wheel drive and never going offroad....or some kid having a 500hp Honda Accord to drive to school...Soccer Mom driving a hummer..

    People do a LOT of thinks that don't make the most sence but it makes them feel good....I am sure you have yours....

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    Not to hijack the thread...

    When I was in high schoolI used to always get stuck behind a soccer mom in a range rover who would slow down to about 2 miles an hour because she was afraid of the bumps crossing an old railroad crossing. like come-on lady its a range-rover... it was more or less designed to cross african savana...

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    Our repair shop (different product line) has a sign up that says: Good, fast, cheap, pick any two.

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    I just picked up a 22.5 Trek 7.3 FX Disc for $580ish...I think it falls into all three catagories...
    Last edited by fatguypikespeak; 04-22-07 at 07:04 PM.

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