Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-24-07, 02:35 PM   #1
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Thread Starter
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,121
I just pulled the Trigger!

Assembly will start tomorrow! I have a BLACK Specialized Allez in the works! Custom Deep V Wheels, hand built, in black, black spokes, Tiagra group and red rubber in 700X25!! I'll put up pics as soon as I have the bike in possession! Hopefully, my shoulder will let me ride it in the Hilly Hundred! If not, there's always next year.

I'll be riding a modern bike! wHOOt!
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 02:37 PM   #2
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
I'll be riding a modern bike! wHOOt!
So much for the retro grouch!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 02:39 PM   #3
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Thread Starter
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,121
I'll still; be a retro grouch at heart and will be keeping my old Schwinn on the road as long as I can keep getting parts for it
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 02:45 PM   #4
Caincando1
Senior Member
 
Caincando1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dodge Center, MN
Bikes: Trek Pilot 1.0
Posts: 820
Welcome to the 21st century! Congrats!
Caincando1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 02:57 PM   #5
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
Posts: 11,380
Sounds like it's going to be awesome! Hope the shoulder heals up quick so you can go ride it.

So... does this make you a technogrouch?
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 03:28 PM   #6
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Thread Starter
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,121
Here's the stock pic!

__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 03:33 PM   #7
Stujoe
This Space For Rent
 
Stujoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern IL
Bikes: 2007 Specialized HardRock Sport, 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour
Posts: 657
Sounds like a sweet ride!
Stujoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 03:49 PM   #8
ronjon10
Senior Member
 
ronjon10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Topanga, but I'm not a hippy
Bikes: IF Club Racer, Bike Friday Pocket Rocket
Posts: 2,820
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
Assembly will start tomorrow! I have a BLACK Specialized Allez in the works! Custom Deep V Wheels, hand built, in black, black spokes, Tiagra group and red rubber in 700X25!! I'll put up pics as soon as I have the bike in possession! Hopefully, my shoulder will let me ride it in the Hilly Hundred! If not, there's always next

You going to move to clipless pedals or are you going to remain a partial retro grouch? (or had you already switched?)
__________________
just being
ronjon10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 03:53 PM   #9
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Thread Starter
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,121
Quote:
Originally Posted by ronjon10 View Post
You going to move to clipless pedals or are you going to remain a partial retro grouch? (or had you already switched?)
I'm thinking clipless

Looking at some Sidi Mtb shoes and Crank Brothers, or Speedplay Frogs.
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 03:55 PM   #10
Stujoe
This Space For Rent
 
Stujoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern IL
Bikes: 2007 Specialized HardRock Sport, 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour
Posts: 657
Clipless? Is it April 1st already?
Stujoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 04:25 PM   #11
(51)
Perma-Clyde
 
(51)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Suncoast, FL
Bikes: Trek Hybrid 7200
Posts: 931
Did Crazy Lady approve of this?
(51) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 04:35 PM   #12
barba
Senior Member
 
barba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 4,083
Congratulations. I hope that your shoulder heals quickly so you can enjoy it soon. What hubs are you using for the wheels?

I had a shoulder injury in a crash early in the season this year. I was able to keep riding, but it was a long while before I felt comfortable standing or riding in the drops. Take it easy on that wing.
barba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 04:45 PM   #13
ronjon10
Senior Member
 
ronjon10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Topanga, but I'm not a hippy
Bikes: IF Club Racer, Bike Friday Pocket Rocket
Posts: 2,820
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
I'm thinking clipless

Looking at some Sidi Mtb shoes and Crank Brothers, or Speedplay Frogs.
Go for it. You'll never want to go back after your second ride. Good call on the mtb setup. The extra 3 oz of weight (or whatever) is well worth the ease of walking around.

Congrats on the new bike!
__________________
just being
ronjon10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 04:50 PM   #14
fc_
phredite
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: East SF Bay, CA
Bikes: Salsa Casseroll, Surly Long Haul Trucker, Soma Groove
Posts: 320
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
Assembly will start tomorrow! I have a BLACK Specialized Allez in the works! Custom Deep V Wheels, hand built, in black, black spokes, Tiagra group and red rubber in 700X25!! I'll put up pics as soon as I have the bike in possession! Hopefully, my shoulder will let me ride it in the Hilly Hundred! If not, there's always next year.

I'll be riding a modern bike! wHOOt!
Oh Tom!

You disappoint me! Aluminum frame? Brifters???

-100 on that stuff! Give me a steel frame, bar end or downtube shifters that are friction compatible every time, and I'm a happy camper!

(add a nice brooks saddle, and I'm even happier, although I must confess that I like my clipless pedals, so I'm not a complete retro-grouch )

But seriously, congrats on the new bike purchase. Pics (real, not stock pics) are now of course, required.
fc_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 05:50 PM   #15
Caincando1
Senior Member
 
Caincando1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dodge Center, MN
Bikes: Trek Pilot 1.0
Posts: 820
Double, compact double, triple? Us "gear" heads want details.
Caincando1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 05:56 PM   #16
Wogster
Senior Member
 
Wogster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto (again) Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
Posts: 6,941
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
Assembly will start tomorrow! I have a BLACK Specialized Allez in the works! Custom Deep V Wheels, hand built, in black, black spokes, Tiagra group and red rubber in 700X25!! I'll put up pics as soon as I have the bike in possession! Hopefully, my shoulder will let me ride it in the Hilly Hundred! If not, there's always next year.

I'll be riding a modern bike! wHOOt!
Nice lookin' bike there sir!

Is this going to be your "travelling light" bike, while your old bike stays the long distance pack mule?
Wogster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 05:58 PM   #17
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Thread Starter
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,121
Triple, Tiagra and I'll be transferring the leather saddle!
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 05:59 PM   #18
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Thread Starter
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,121
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
Nice lookin' bike there sir!

Is this going to be your "travelling light" bike, while your old bike stays the long distance pack mule?
Exactly! As well as my commuter

The Allez is for racing and distance rides
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 06:08 PM   #19
piper_chuck
Senior Member
 
piper_chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Columbia, SC
Bikes:
Posts: 562
Nice ride, I'm sure you'll enjoy it and put it to good use.
piper_chuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 06:13 PM   #20
v1k1ng1001
Gorntastic!
 
v1k1ng1001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: United States of Mexico
Bikes:
Posts: 3,424
Sidi shoes are great, worth every penny.

Congratulations on the bike!
__________________
v1k1ng1001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 06:20 PM   #21
Spartan112
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Woostah, MA
Bikes: 1982 Peugeot PH10
Posts: 674
I got a nashbar flier with Sidi's for like 60$.
Spartan112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 06:27 PM   #22
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Thread Starter
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,121
Quote:
Originally Posted by (51) View Post
Did Crazy Lady approve of this?
Yep! Hey, I bought her a computer, and paid her tuition for her current program for her Bachelors degree in accounting she's going for. She better not have said no
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 06:32 PM   #23
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,354
Congrats. Looks like a real nice bike.
__________________
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.
jaxgtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 06:37 PM   #24
Mr. Beanz
Banned.
 
Mr. Beanz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
Posts: 20,030
Deep V's!
Mr. Beanz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-07, 06:45 PM   #25
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Thread Starter
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,121
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
Deep V's!
Yuppers! Custom HAND BUILT deep V's!
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:50 PM.