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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 02-07-08, 09:38 AM   #1
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Thank You All!

I want to thank everyone that posts in this group. I starting cycling again about 4 months ago, and I have found from reading this group a wealth of information, advice, and encouragement.

I am 46 years old and started out at about 410 pounds 4 months ago, down to 375 now.
My bike is a new Trek Navigator 2.0. I ride about 500 miles per month. I've had to replace the stock rear rim with a Sun Mammoth Fat with DT spokes, the suspension seat post with a strait type, the pedals, and the stock Bontrager comfort saddle with a Specialized Milano. What a difference the new saddle makes! I chose the Milano after reading about them here and learning that bigger and thicker is not always better. With the Milano saddle I can feel it supporting my sit bones correctly, and pedaling feels more natural now. My next upgrade planned will be a Thomson Elite seatpost, which has two bolts, in hopes to stop the saddle from slipping up and down, as well as creeping down the tube.

I'm looking forward to losing about another 150 pounds and moving to a road type bike.

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Old 02-07-08, 09:44 AM   #2
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Congrats on loss and motivation Keep up the good work.
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Old 02-07-08, 09:47 AM   #3
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well done dude - looking forward to seeing your next bike
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Congrats and well done, 35 Pounds loss so far good stuff
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I want to thank everyone that posts in this group. I starting cycling again about 4 months ago, and I have found from reading this group a wealth of information, advice, and encouragement.

I am 46 years old and started out at about 410 pounds 4 months ago, down to 375 now.
My bike is a new Trek Navigator 2.0. I ride about 500 miles per month. I've had to replace the stock rear rim with a Sun Mammoth Fat with DT spokes, the suspension seat post with a strait type, the pedals, and the stock Bontrager comfort saddle with a Specialized Milano. What a difference the new saddle makes! I chose the Milano after reading about them here and learning that bigger and thicker is not always better. With the Milano saddle I can feel it supporting my sit bones correctly, and pedaling feels more natural now. My next upgrade planned will be a Thomson Elite seatpost, which has two bolts, in hopes to stop the saddle from slipping up and down, as well as creeping down the tube.

I'm looking forward to losing about another 150 pounds and moving to a road type bike.

Jake
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Hi Jake! Don't be afraid to post, everyone here is pulling for you .

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My next upgrade planned will be a Thomson Elite seatpost, which has two bolts, in hopes to stop the saddle from slipping up and down, as well as creeping down the tube.
I'd get that asap along w/ a new seatpost clamp. A failure while riding would probably not be good.
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Nice mileage, Jakereed! Where are you in Florida? We have a few clydes here rollin' down the road.

+1 on the Thomson post! I have one and have no complaints.
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Nice mileage, Jakereed! Where are you in Florida? We have a few clydes here rollin' down the road.

+1 on the Thomson post! I have one and have no complaints.
Hi Mazama,

I live in Pinellas County, which is West Central Florida. There is a fantastic bike trail here named The Pinellas Trail, which is about 37 miles long.
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Good job on the weight loss, Keep it up!
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Hi Mazama,

I live in Pinellas County, which is West Central Florida. There is a fantastic bike trail here named The Pinellas Trail, which is about 37 miles long.
Yep. I plan to conquer that and the Withlacoochee Trail someday.
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