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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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    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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    Triathlon in my future??? flip18436572's Avatar
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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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    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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    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.
    3 years commuting while there's no snow on the ground. 20km round trip.
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    What's the point of a bike if you can only ride it on weekends, and you can't even carry anything with you?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariner Fan
    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.
    3 years commuting while there's no snow on the ground. 20km round trip.
    Quote Originally Posted by madfiNch
    What's the point of a bike if you can only ride it on weekends, and you can't even carry anything with you?!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by (51)
    Welcome aboard! We seem to be bursting at the seams with new memberships lately. It must be Summer
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill
    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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