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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 05-10-08, 03:30 PM   #1
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Clyde Rides -- My Fixie

One of the most common threads here is what bike should I ride. I am a 340 lb clyde (down from over 400). I am not a bike newbie, when I was young I did some medium distance touring 5-600 miles and some racing.

For Christmas, my wife bought me a fixie. I got a Redline 925 with drop bars. Just today I went back to the shop and asked them what model year my bike was, since I could not find a drop bar version of the 925 anywhere online. The shop told me that they had removed the fenders and added the drop bars themselves so my bike is a 2007.

I am not recommending a fixie for every clyde but I sure love mine. One strange thing happened, I have been riding fixed while re-building my road bike. Yesterday, I test rode the road bike and when I glided down the hill in front of my house, I felt like my knees had locked up. It felt so strange to be on the bike and not pedaling.

The bike is mainly stock except for red Look pedals, red tape, red cages and a red Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow. I was skeptical about the Flite (I ride Selle Italia Turbo Specials on all my road bike) but I have found it to be very comfortable.

The only non-red upgrade was Avocet FasGrip K20's in 32mm. Unfortunately these tires are no longer available so I got the last pair.





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Old 05-10-08, 03:33 PM   #2
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Looks very sweet.
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Old 05-10-08, 04:58 PM   #3
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Wow a fixie... Sweet ride, I don't think I would do so well without the ability to coast once in awhile!
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Old 05-16-08, 03:44 AM   #4
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Sweeeet


BTW, what gears you riding? I'm 42x16.
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Old 05-16-08, 05:44 AM   #5
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Nice ride. FYI, it could just be the camera angle, but it looks like your saddle is pointing slightly to the right.
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Old 05-16-08, 12:31 PM   #6
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Yup, it is the camera angle. The saddle is straight with a slight upward wilt at the front. I am also riding 42x16.
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