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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 07-05-07, 10:38 AM   #1
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New Rider with New bike

Well I'm new to the site I just wanted to say hello, this is a great site. I'm a Clydesdale @ 6'3 265. I just picked up a gary Fisher Zebrano love the bike. but my new bike is out of commision right now stupid bike shop, but I hope to be up and running soon.
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Old 07-05-07, 10:49 AM   #2
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Welcome to Bike Forums Bigperm. It sucks that your bike is out of commission. That's why it's always a good idea to have at least two!
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Old 07-05-07, 11:34 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear your bike is out of commission for a short time. I can only afford one of these bikes, so I better hope for the best.
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Old 07-05-07, 01:22 PM   #4
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yea i brought my bike from Hudson Trail Outfitters and they did not tighten everything like they should the handle bars came a loose while riding and the crank arm did the same. they now have to replace the crank arm, but I hope that scoket that the crank arm attaches to is ok. I might have a LBS check the bike over once.
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Old 07-05-07, 01:25 PM   #5
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funny, my left crank came right off and ended up doing so much damage that I got new cranks, pedals chain rings and bottom brackets out of it. not bad considering it was a used bike to begin with.

My theory is that since I'm so heavy and the previous rider was some like 160lb guy that everything was fine for him.
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Welcome to Bike Forums Bigperm. It sucks that your bike is out of commission. That's why it's always a good idea to have at least two!

+1 to having a second bike, being heavy I'm hard on bikes so it's nice to have a backup bike to use while my good bike is getting fixed.
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Old 07-05-07, 01:29 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard! We seem to be bursting at the seams with new memberships lately. It must be Summer
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I think I put more wear and tear on my bike becasue of my weight. I just replaced the crank. I go through pads for my disk brakes pretty fast too. It is just the price we pay for moving that much mass.
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I must agree I think i bent my crank a little bit because the deraileur hits the chain and makes some noise but I have only had the bike for 3 weeks. I'm going to see about getting a used road bike as well.
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Welcome I am new also, you will find a plethora of information here the search works wonders there is not anything I havent been able to find an answer for.
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I think everyone is figuring out that this is one of the nicer forums around . This, General Cycling, and my perennial favourite, Classic & Vintage.

By the way, welcome to both Bigperm and Shubox !

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Welcome!!! This site is for sure a inspiration! pretty soon you'll be at your goal weight!

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