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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 07-30-07, 10:27 PM   #1
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Well, well, I can still do this.. (New Clyde)

Sad but true... so anxious am I to get out on a bike I pulled my wifes 1997 Murray 15 speed in mint condition....(wonder why?) out of storage. I lubed and adjusted it and rode it about 8 miles. Bike is way to small for my 5'10" 260 pound self. The seat post is at it's limit, rigid forks, derailer I never heard of.. LOL Bike says it was made in TN in the good ol USA. Probably the last cheap bike that was. It carried my fat self down some easy trails through a couple fields, and on pavement. I can still ride adequately (never had to push it!) so I can't wait for a bike that fits. Leaning towards a Jamis SX due to budget.

Here's the poor Murray Womens: (I hosed it off so she wouldn't yell at me.)




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Old 07-30-07, 10:35 PM   #2
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That's the cleanest looking old Murrayu I've ever seen!

What ya charge for detailing?

Actually, good to see ya riding again! Keep it up!
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Sad but true... so anxious am I to get out on a bike I pulled my wifes 1997 Murray 15 speed in mint condition....(wonder why?) out of storage. I lubed and adjusted it and rode it about 8 miles. Bike is way to small for my 5'10" 260 pound self. The seat post is at it's limit, rigid forks, derailer I never heard of.. LOL Bike says it was made in TN in the good ol USA. Probably the last cheap bike that was. It carried my fat self down some easy trails through a couple fields, and on pavement. I can still ride adequately (never had to push it!) so I can't wait for a bike that fits. Leaning towards a Jamis SX due to budget.

Here's the poor Murray Womens: (I hosed it off so she wouldn't yell at me.)




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Old 07-31-07, 02:02 AM   #3
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So are you going shopping today?
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Old 07-31-07, 06:33 AM   #4
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Gotta save another $100... not easy anymore as my wife lost her job.
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Congrats ACD!
You know, they say that bicycle riding is like... riding a bike! ;-) Glad you re-found something you enjoy!
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