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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 10-24-07, 06:21 PM   #26
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Done.

I don't like jerseys that constrain my biceps too much. I work hard for those things; I want to show them off!
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Old 10-24-07, 11:51 PM   #27
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Boy I hear ya all!

REI is the only cycling shop near me (Paradise Valley AZ). They only sell XL (& you are lucky to find that).

I guess if you are fatter than they like, you are out of luck.

REI is a very prejudiced company.

Same problems with their sleeping bags.

I have had major health problems (50# weight gain, unable to walk), from birth defects that caused early onset arthritis in my joints that manifested at age 44, so have been in a wheel chair for 5 years. I finally got 1 joint replaced April 2007 (Against Drs orders because I am too young).

I have found REI XL, fits like a mens medium (like in my olden days). If you are size 38 waist, you need an REI XXL (but you will never find it there).

By the way, I am finally riding again. I used to do 1/2 centuries 20 yrs ago (Apple Cider Century in Michigan, anyone know that one??)

I am only riding 5.5 miles at 9 MPH , just started this week. Hallelujah!!!

Maybe I could do the 25 milers again, at least I hope!
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Old 10-25-07, 07:18 AM   #28
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Old 10-25-07, 07:35 AM   #29
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Kind of opposite of my comment....some of us big guys are big around the middle but other areas are not necessarily in proportion with that. This is especially true of a cyclist.

I have a big waist and chest, but I don't have big meaty legs automatically because of that big waist. Most pants (bike shorts are designed tight, so not so bad) that fit in the waist are HUGE in the legs. Same with shirts, if they fit my stomach/chest, the arms are waaaaay too wide.

Don't even get me started on the fact that shirts/jackets assume one length because everybody has the same size torso and all the length is in the legs. Us long torso guys (which seems to be common among Clydes, it seems) have most jerseys and jackets too short and always coming up to show gut or shirt underneath.
Yeah, what's the deal with that? I mean, aren't cycling clothes supposed to be extra tall? I suppose I could wear bib shorts all the time, but dang, that's another layer of fabric when it's hot outside.
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Old 10-25-07, 08:19 AM   #30
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Up to 100 responses now, mostly from this forum - I had to upgrade from the free Survey Monkey account to keep it going - Thanks all, and keep the responses coming!
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Old 10-25-07, 08:23 AM   #31
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Regarding bib shorts, I like wearing them, but have not been able to find any that are tall enough for me at 6'3". (can you say 'wedgie'?). Even a few inches added to the bib straps would be sufficient.

Has anyone found bib shorts in tall sizes?
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Old 10-25-07, 08:26 AM   #32
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Regarding bib shorts, I like wearing them, but have not been able to find any that are tall enough for me at 6'3". (can you say 'wedgie'?). Even a few inches added to the bib straps would be sufficient.

Has anyone found bib shorts in tall sizes?
CliftonGK1 is 6'4" or 6'5" and has bibs that he loves. I *think* he said he got them from Performance, but not totally sure. PM him and ask.
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Old 10-25-07, 08:30 AM   #33
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I have some of the Peformance bibs, they're the ones that give me the worst wedgie
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Old 10-25-07, 09:13 AM   #34
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CliftonGK1 is 6'4" or 6'5" and has bibs that he loves. I *think* he said he got them from Performance, but not totally sure. PM him and ask.
6'6", actually... and I wear Performance Century Gel bibs. They're awesome, unless your height is all torso. I've got a 36" inseam, so my problems aren't in getting the length right on the torso. Most stuff fits me fine up top. It's tights and rain pants which usually fall about 3" short at the ankles.
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Old 10-25-07, 09:44 AM   #35
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I filled out the survey.

East Hill. I want to apologize to you as well as to all the other forum members. I don't think I introduced myself in the Introductions" forum either. I am such a REBEL!
It's all right, I don't actually remember introducing myself either !

I've always been naughty, what can I say?

spyponder, I am glad to see that you are getting a lot of responses!

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Old 10-25-07, 09:51 AM   #36
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Old 10-25-07, 10:12 AM   #37
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Old 10-25-07, 12:11 PM   #38
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I did the survey.

I frequently doubt the validity of sizing charts. Thus, I tend to purchase only from those where I have verified the sizes in the past. Performance, Voler and Canari are on my regular buy list.
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Old 10-25-07, 08:59 PM   #39
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Old 10-25-07, 09:40 PM   #40
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Old 10-26-07, 09:07 AM   #41
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If you are having trouble with length in your bibs and need some length ask around and find someone with a serger type sewing machine it's really easy for someone to do the correct stitch and add some material (or in my case remove some)

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Old 10-26-07, 09:37 AM   #42
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Done. A line for TALL cyclist would be great!!!
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Old 10-26-07, 01:13 PM   #43
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Done. A line for TALL cyclist would be great!!!
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Hi Tom. I'm 6'9" with a 41 inch inseam. All legs LOL........
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Hi Tom. I'm 6'9" with a 41 inch inseam. All legs LOL........
Hence, the "Antelope"? Good user name!
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Hi Tom. I'm 6'9" with a 41 inch inseam. All legs LOL........
Holy Skyscrapers batman. You and 51 could be the startling forwards for the BF basketball team.
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Holy Skyscrapers batman. You and 51 could be the startling forwards for the BF basketball team.
Interesting. Maybe we should gather up some clydes and form an Olympic team.

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(51) Hi!, I ride a 70cm C-T-C Serotta Colorado I had made around 1986? I recently up graded it to 9spd Dura Ace. Love those brifters, no more bending way down to shift, LOL......
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That concerns me... I'm taller than you and I have a 68CM Mazama pending. Did you review my shop drawing? Mazama Shop Drawings
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