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 12-18-07, 10:05 AM   #1
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
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
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New bike, and some words of thanks

I'm stopping by the LBS on my way home today to order my Surly X-Check. Originally I was going to get an LHT, but after my fitting session over the weekend, the X-Check is a much better bike for me. I'll post pictures of it when it comes in.
I'm going to give my old commuter bike to the guy at the video store as a Christmas present. He offered to buy it, since his last bike was a rusty p.o.s. since he got it, and it finally fell apart.

I wanted to thank everyone on the Clydesdale forum for the encouragement I get here, the helpful advice, and for making me really enjoy riding. (I had a poor encounter on another forum, and I thought that I should just let people here know that I really appreciate everyone.)
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-07, 10:27 AM   #2
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
Posts: 21,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Encouragement is good! I mean, who else is going to tell you to look out the window right now, and get on the bike and ride anyway. Who cares if it's pouring rain?

As to other forums, there's always someone who really doesn't quite understand that a community is better when there's less being mean. I'm sometimes guilty of a curt remark or two, but I regret it when I realise that my post has not come off quite the way I meant it to.

Anyway, that is quite gracious of you to help the gentleman at the video store.

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-07, 10:42 AM   #3
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
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
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
Anyway, that is quite gracious of you to help the gentleman at the video store.
I worked for the same video chain before finding my current job (in my field), so I know what they pay. Plus, I'm always over at the store because I tear through movies like a fiend since I watch 'em while I ride my stationary bike in the evening.
He and I have been talking bikes for a while and I know he's going to appreciate and take care of it. I had it for almost 18 years, so monetarily it means nothing for me to give it away. I got my money's worth out of it. It's all about knowing that it's going to someone who's going to give it a good home.
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-07, 10:52 AM   #4
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
Posts: 21,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
It's easy for many of us to forget how hard life is when you make minimum wage. I've been there, and don't really want to ever go back.

We can't make life better for everyone, everywhere, but we can try to make life a little better for the guy right next to us.

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-07, 12:09 PM   #5
v1k1ng1001
Gorntastic!
 
v1k1ng1001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: United States of Mexico
Bikes:
Posts: 3,424
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think you're gonna love that x-check.

And I think passing the bike along is the right thing to do.
__________________
v1k1ng1001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-07, 12:15 PM   #6
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
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
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
I think you're gonna love that x-check.
I've got a feeling you're right. The shop is swapping out the stock bars for Nitto Noodles, and the stock tires for 28mm (either) Ultragatorskins, or Marathon+. I'll put on fenders and my racks, and it's set until I start wearing out the stock parts.
Someday the drivetrain will be compact double Ultegra all around.

Quote:
Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
And I think passing the bike along is the right thing to do.
Wouldn't want to pass along that CAAD9, eh? It's good for your karma.
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-07, 04:12 PM   #7
ctoddrun
Back in the game...
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Keller, TX
Bikes: 1985 Trek 400; 1999 Specialized Rock Hopper (rigid, slicks); 2007 Crosscheck
Posts: 302
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
I think you're gonna love that x-check.
You're DEFINITELY gonna love that x-check! Just picked mine up 2 weeks ago, and it's an awesome piece of machinery. Good move replacing the tires, though - I was slow deciding what to replace them with, and paid the price after only 50 miles - missed a wet spot on dry pavement as I was pushing through a curve and the front tire washed out on me. Not a scratch on the frame (whew!) but I'm picking up the new tires tonight - still don't know what, but they WON'T be knobbies...
ctoddrun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-07, 04:44 PM   #8
MikeLD
Too old & too big
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Illinois
Bikes: StrongFrames Custome, Specialized Rubaix, Specialized Sequoia, Specialized Sirus Sport
Posts: 188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have an X-check and it's set up for light touring ... I love it. Best of luck.
MikeLD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-07, 04:48 PM   #9
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
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
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeLD View Post
I have an X-check and it's set up for light touring ... I love it. Best of luck.
I'm setting mine up for light commuting (I only need to carry lunch and maybe some socks since I drive once a week) and for long distance riding (up to double centuries).
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 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 08:35 AM.