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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 07-10-07, 06:34 AM   #1
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Riding Shoes?

I posted this in the MTB section, I figure you guys are sick of all my ?'s but not getting any answers so once again going to ask your opinions.

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Old 07-10-07, 08:05 AM   #2
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I found that I am more comfortable with them a tad loose. I adjust the velcro straps so they feel like they will stay on my feet, but not too snug.

If they feel too small, no reason not to take them back.
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I posted this in the MTB section, I figure you guys are sick of all my ?'s but not getting any answers so once again going to ask your opinions.

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Please keep the questions coming. We are clydes with an excess of testosterone, so we like to have things to argue with each other. :-)

If the shoes are tight, return them. Your feet will swell as you ride.
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I wear 11 or 11.5 shoes and boots. I bought a pair of Nike MTN bike shoes, didn't look at all at sizes, just kept trying them on 'til I got a pair that was comfortable. They're size THIRTEEN! Your experience may vary. But were it me, I would not count on shoes that feel tight to ever get comfortable.
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Thanks guys, I returned them and got the larger ones, they feel so much better.
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Please keep the questions coming. We are clydes with an excess of testosterone, so we like to have things to argue with each other. :-)

If the shoes are tight, return them. Your feet will swell as you ride.

I see your from Pa too, but the better corner. I am just east of Erie, so get lots and LOTS of snow.
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Glad to hear you got larger ones. I was riding the other day and had overtightened the straps on my shoes. About 5 miles down the road my foot was completely asleep and I had to stop and let the bloodflow return. No fun.
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My toes felt a little numb this morning (along with other parts) Glad I went with the larger size.
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I posted this in the MTB section, I figure you guys are sick of all my ?'s but not getting any answers so once again going to ask your opinions.

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I answered on you qeustion over in other forum, but wanted to say nobody is sick of questions. As clydes we all feel a little bit the "underdog" of the cycling world and love to help other clydes get involved. Ask all the questions you want.
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