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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 02-13-08, 12:34 PM   #51
"I... am... speed...."
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Tomball, TX
Posts: 51
Starting Weight : 340 - 5/2007
Starting Bike: the '00? Specialized Hardrock

I added a rack, pedals, bike computer, slickish tires, and bar ends to it... recently got a new rack, paniers and big ole platform pedals with big rivets in them... this bike is my commuter/burley tower...

currently have that and a '86 Schwinn Worldsport that I have new rims, new pedals with power straps on, and a new bike computer...

I think that's it

current weight is 306.8 (I've had a 4 month hiatus from the bike, lazy not injured)
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Old 02-13-08, 01:18 PM   #52
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bay Area CA
Bikes: 1974 Schwinn Speedster 3-speed, Raleigh Super Course
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First round - Weight 265, bike '96 Trek 930 MTB - only mod was swapping knobbies for smooth tires for commuting

Second round - Weight 270 (down to 225, then back up), bike(s) - '74 Schwinn Speedster - mods = rebuilt wheels (original spoke were shot); '76 Raleigh Super Course - mods = new seat (super-poofy doesn't work for me) swapped out downtube shifters for barend.
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Old 02-13-08, 10:16 PM   #53
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Oklahoma
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My Story

Well the beginning weight was around 300, and the bike that contributed most to that was this guy

Almost a year ago I began running then picked up this jewel and began riding

my current weight is just under 230 and have picked up this guy and am having a blast off road now as well

I am currently training for a couple of sprint triathlons later this spring and have my sights on the low 200's but still want to remain a loud n proud Clyde.
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Old 02-14-08, 12:34 AM   #54
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Bikes: MTB, 700c commuter, BMX
Posts: 295
Well, starting weight was 180 when i got the bike(years back), slacked off and was at 245 or so last Fall. I doubt it matters what brand, material used or anything except that the bike fits you and more so you just get out and ride.

2001ish Diamondback Response
and me at 180

And it now with a few modifications to make it a more road worthy machine like a rigid fork, road tires, and etc.

I'm weighing in at 230 due to rain and it not being bicycle friendly in my new area.
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Old 02-14-08, 12:24 PM   #55
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Diego Ca
Bikes: '05 Felt F70
Posts: 58
Starting weight-245
First bike Felt F70.
really only two modifications....a set of Mike Garcia wheels 28 spokes in the front and 32 in the rear and in my opinion the best upgrade: a specialized Alias Saddle! Made all the difference in the world for me.
I got my weight down to 203, then had a bad crash. My riding slowed and my weight climbed back to the 240 range. Riding has resumed and I am now down to 219 and hope to be below 200 before summer. (although secretly I wish it would happen over night )
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Old 02-14-08, 03:48 PM   #56
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Helena, MT
Bikes: Specialized FSRxc Pro, Softride Norwester
Posts: 112
Starting weight 230, bike was a ten year old Giant mtb. Currently weigh 219.

Late last fall I upgraded to my Specialized full suspension bike, upraded with a gps mount, bar ends, and a seat bag. I'm going to add clipless pedals this spring.

I'd love to have a roadie, but way over half of my miles are on dirt.
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