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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 10-18-07, 10:42 AM   #1
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Any big guys on a fixie?

I started riding a fixie due to my commute being a little shorter. I figured if I can't coast all the better. It's even more fun to see that everyone else riding fixed gear bikes are skinny vegan 20 year old scenester kids.

Just curious who else has ventured into this world.

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Old 10-18-07, 11:56 AM   #2
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240+, been riding fixed for years (Cross-Check, 1x1, GTB Track).
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Old 10-18-07, 12:16 PM   #3
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I applaud you both. I'm a pedal and coast kind of a guy.
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Old 10-18-07, 12:17 PM   #4
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Old 10-18-07, 12:20 PM   #5
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I don't commute to work and live in a small hilly town, where I use all of my gears when I am on the road bike. If I lived somewhere else, a fixie might be worth it, but since I rarely coast I am not too worried about it either. Coasting is rare, unless I have to stop.
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Old 10-18-07, 12:33 PM   #6
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Yup. Fixies = fun.
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Old 10-18-07, 12:34 PM   #7
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I was until I got hurt. Love it! 308lbs, 48/17.
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Old 10-18-07, 12:53 PM   #8
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I love both a thick steak and riding my converted Schwinn fixie. Even at 350 it's a blast to ride to work, the longest I have done was a 38 mile club ride.
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Old 10-18-07, 01:27 PM   #9
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I have loved it since the first time to ride fixed. my knees took some convincing.
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Old 10-18-07, 01:27 PM   #10
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Old 10-18-07, 02:18 PM   #11
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I would, but the hills in Florida require too much shifting.
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I was in Florida. I don't remember any hills. :-)
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Old 10-18-07, 02:32 PM   #13
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I was in Florida. I don't remember any hills. :-)
I was down at Dizzy World in April and saw a lot of local riders coming off highway overpasses with nose bleeds. . . .
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Old 10-18-07, 06:07 PM   #14
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Yup, the fixed gear is your friend. The more I learn about fixing bikes the more I love my fixed gear. The dirty little secret is of course they're not that much harder then a road bike and in some cases they're better.
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Old 10-18-07, 10:14 PM   #15
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I built a fixie a few months ago (73 Raleigh Grand Sprort) and really enjoy it. I switch off between my road bike and fixie... depending on my mood. There is something soothing about riding a fixie... no noise, no shifting, just spinning smooth circles; but I have no plans to dump my road bike!
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Old 10-21-07, 10:48 AM   #16
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I rode my fixie everywhere for two years. I just graduated and got a job that requires me to drive around all day. That, and I live three blocks from work, so it sits in the corner glaring at me now.
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Old 10-21-07, 12:30 PM   #17
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I was just gonna post the same subject header...
I couldn't find any fixie/track bikes that are pre-built that I really liked. Most are kinda ugly or don't have the components I want.
Anyways, I'm doing a Fixie build-up for my winter project... I'll be taking pics as I go along.

Expecting piece #1 next week....59cm IRO Jamie Roy frame/fork (white hot)
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Old 10-28-07, 04:10 PM   #18
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Here's mine - a 2005 Bianchi Pista. I don't ride it as much as my geared bikes (Florida hills), but it is a pleasure to ride. I think a fixie is the closest to man and machine being as one entity.
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Old 11-04-07, 09:50 PM   #19
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built a univega conv fixie for commuting around boston. (all flat)... now that i have moved out of the city, those hills are a killer on my knees!

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fixed and a clyde. I have a road bike and a 26" MTB and a 29er MTB, all fixed.

Makes you get strong quickly, but really not an issue at all.

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Old 11-10-07, 05:45 PM   #23
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I have a Rush Hour, and I'm 240lbs/6'5. It's a blast.
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Old 11-12-07, 06:11 AM   #24
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Yeah, it's normally what I do to my road bikes in the winter.....
This years victims a Litespeed Tuscany (long story) and a Tommaso (Older 80's model)
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Old 11-12-07, 09:55 AM   #25
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Sorry...........its not a fixed gear but I do ride a single speed that has been recently converted to a double/double ("Double D"). I'm 49 and 260 at 5"11". I ride about 2500 a year and eat way too much.
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