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.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-14-07, 02:53 AM   #1
(51)
Perma-Clyde
Thread Starter
 
(51)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Suncoast, FL
Bikes: Trek Hybrid 7200
Posts: 931
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Last ride-Trek 7200

With the arrival of my Co-Motion Mazama tomorrow, today marks the last ride of my Trek 7200. Here are the numbers from the past two years:

In January 2007 I took my bike in for service: new rubber, spokes and a chain. It is a testament to Trek and my LBS that I rode 3,775 miles this year without incident (not even a flat)! Sure the BB, rear hub and the rear tire are on their last dying leg, but they made it! The rest of the bike seems fine.

In 2006 I logged 3,725 miles. Shortly after the 2,000-mile mark I cracked the plastic plate on the stock seat, snapped a cheap seatpost and popped 2 (stock) spokes. Once I replaced these with quality components, (DT spokes and a Thomson seatpost) I have had no issues.

Over the past two years I have wavered between 325#-350#. As you can see most of the stock Trek components held up nicely. This bike has only 32 spokes, but the hand-built wheel set has not failed. (I only replaced the spokes and the hub, these are still the stock Bontrager wheels). For you Clydes out there in my weight range looking for a comfort/hybrid bike, I can wholeheartedly recommend Trek. Plan on rebuilding your wheels once a year, or 4,000 miles, and this bike should give you many miles of service.

Two year total: 7,500 miles/ 20 miles a day.
(51) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-07, 07:20 AM   #2
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Outstanding, but, save your old ride for the rain rides. That will keep your new ride clean. Can't wait to hear the details on the new bike and see some picks.
__________________
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 12-14-07, 04:12 PM   #3
(51)
Perma-Clyde
Thread Starter
 
(51)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Suncoast, FL
Bikes: Trek Hybrid 7200
Posts: 931
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaxgtr View Post
Outstanding, but, save your old ride for the rain rides.
My dad seemed interested in the Trek. I'd like to get him on it if I can, he's a diabetic.
(51) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-07, 04:26 PM   #4
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by (51) View Post
My dad seemed interested in the Trek. I'd like to get him on it if I can, he's a diabetic.
Good, then you can get him out riding with ya!
__________________
. “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 12-14-07, 07:10 PM   #5
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
+1. Great idea.
__________________
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 12-14-07, 07:10 PM   #6
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Are you also saying he is a saquatch too?
__________________
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 12-14-07, 07:31 PM   #7
(51)
Perma-Clyde
Thread Starter
 
(51)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Suncoast, FL
Bikes: Trek Hybrid 7200
Posts: 931
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaxgtr View Post
Are you also saying he is a saquatch too?
My dad? Definitely Clyde material at 6' 6". I didn't get to be my size from eatin' turnips.

He lives in Arizona. No buddy rides unless I trek across country
(51) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-07, 07:38 PM   #8
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Well you do have a new bike that fits.
__________________
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 12-14-07, 10:51 PM   #9
b_young
Support JDRF
 
b_young's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Arkansas
Bikes: Specialized Sirrus, Specialized Roubaix Elite
Posts: 874
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Man, it sounds like that would be a hard bike to let go of. Unless dad wants it.

Jaxqtr,
I see one less bike in your sig, did you finally sell it?
b_young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-07, 07:59 AM   #10
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by (51) View Post
My dad? Definitely Clyde material at 6' 6". I didn't get to be my size from eatin' turnips.

He lives in Arizona. No buddy rides unless I trek across country
What's wrong with riding across country?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-07, 09:27 AM   #11
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by b_young View Post
Man, it sounds like that would be a hard bike to let go of. Unless dad wants it.

Jaxqtr,
I see one less bike in your sig, did you finally sell it?
Yep, I sold it Monday night. ,
__________________
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 12-15-07, 10:29 AM   #12
ChunkyB
Getting Less Chunky
 
ChunkyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Bikes: 2004 Raleigh SuperCourse
Posts: 974
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by (51) View Post
My dad seemed interested in the Trek. I'd like to get him on it if I can, he's a diabetic.
That would be awesome. There's nothing like cycling to help turn your life around. Good luck.
ChunkyB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-07, 10:19 PM   #13
Wino Ryder
"Purgatory Central"
 
Wino Ryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: beautiful "Cypress Gardens" florida
Bikes:
Posts: 1,757
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
[QUOTE=(51).

Two year total: 7,500 miles/ 20 miles a day.[/QUOTE]



WOW......thats a lot of riding you've done. How much have you lost the past two years?
Wino Ryder 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 05:32 AM.