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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 06-20-08, 05:39 PM   #1
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A Clyde with a new Ride!

I got a new ride this past weekend. I went to to Performance looking to get a few adjustments on the MTB and ended up with a new bike and a promise to the SO that I would size the herd down.
I Soooooooooo took advantage of the 15% off sale this past weekend, and got 10% back in Performance points, plus the fact it was already on "sale"!!!

Here she is in all her glory!
GT GT-R full carbon frame and fork, SRAM Rival Grouppo, Ritchie components, LOOK Keo Classics, and Kyserum wheels to round out the package so to speak. I got a nice shakedown ride in this morning and this thing rides like butter!!! The SRAM double-tap shifters work awesome and come second nature once ya get used to them. SO far I LOVE this bike, I may make one change to it and get a stem with a little rise to it, but other than that, ride the wheels off it!!!!



Look....no carbon weave! From my understanding the frame is vacuum formed and the carbon strands are suspended in the resin. The whole frame starts as a liquid!





Heres the Mongoose Cannan Elite thrown in.....I got it a few months back. I love this bike as well!
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Old 06-20-08, 05:57 PM   #2
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Lose that dork disk and you'll have the best bike in the 'Clyde forum. Very, very nice!
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Old 06-20-08, 06:13 PM   #3
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Lose that dork disk and you'll have the best bike in the 'Clyde forum. Very, very nice!
Indeed - I generally feel it's too OCP to immediately remove a dork disc when you get a new bike, but when it's that big, it's exceptionally...well, what it's named.

Congrats on your new ride!
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nice ride! Although I dislike dork-disks, on new bikes I'd wait for the first 1000 miles or the majority of your cables have settled and been properly adjusted.

unless you like the idea of getting chain in your rear wheel? on that really slick ride?

and yeah, I'm jealous!

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Dont fret, the dork disk was lost yesterday!
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Sweet bike!
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Both bikes are Safreakingweet, congrats man!
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nice ride! Although I dislike dork-disks, on new bikes I'd wait for the first 1000 miles or the majority of your cables have settled and been properly adjusted.

unless you like the idea of getting chain in your rear wheel? on that really slick ride?

and yeah, I'm jealous!
Zactly! I've read threads where riders lose the spokes cause the rear derailleur dives into the wheel. Read on just the other day, guy put 100 miles or so. 50 miles on a new ride means nothing! Wait till the cables settle and you do some climbing to find out where and how the limit screws are set and react. Nice wheels, hate to see them missing a few spokes!
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That's a nice looking bike. It looks fast just standing still.
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Zactly! I've read threads where riders lose the spokes cause the rear derailleur dives into the wheel. Read on just the other day, guy put 100 miles or so. 50 miles on a new ride means nothing! Wait till the cables settle and you do some climbing to find out where and how the limit screws are set and react. Nice wheels, hate to see them missing a few spokes!
I am a little confused. Won't the limit stop screw prevent that?
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I am a little confused. Won't the limit stop screw prevent that?
Yes, and the derailuer will pull away from the spokes due to spring tension, even if the cable is loose.

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Insanely nice bike. Bet that cost you a pretty penny!
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Yes, and the derailuer will pull away from the spokes due to spring tension, even if the cable is loose.

Thanks for all the complements!!!

Not everything goes as planned. Screws vibrate loose, mechanics thread chains wrong, derailleurs dive into the spokes, stuff happens! If it was a perfect world, you wouldn't read so many "my rear derailleur dove into my wheel" threads!
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OK OK enough with the dork disk...Its already a done deal. TBH, Im not really concerned about it!
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I never understood why they make the disks to darn big and black. Why they just don't make them clear so they would not look as bad. Nice bike none the less.
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I never understood why they make the disks to darn big and black. Why they just don't make them clear so they would not look as bad. Nice bike none the less.

Yeah, clear is good but they eventually yellow from the UV rays and general crap they get on them. My friend still has his on and I was noticing that it was yellow and nasty looking.

How about carbon, or a carbon/kevlar weave; dont make it so honkin big and put a OCP brand name on it!
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Yeah, clear is good but they eventually yellow from the UV rays and general crap they get on them. My friend still has his on and I was noticing that it was yellow and nasty looking.

How about carbon, or a carbon/kevlar weave; dont make it so honkin big and put a OCP brand name on it!

Hehehe, I can see it now.....a big honkin' CF dork disk with RED blazed across it.
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I never understood why they make the disks to darn big and black. Why they just don't make them clear so they would not look as bad. Nice bike none the less.
I had one bike that had one punched out of steel, with the manufacturers name punched out, Nice thing about the name SEKINE they could punch that out, without leaving little bits hanging everywhere. The dork disk actually looked like it belonged on the bike. I am sure they could make one out of aluminum as well, I think the idea is to make it big enough to do the job, but not so big that it's ugly.
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That is a sweet new bike sir. I'm envious.
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That is a sweet new bike sir. I'm envious.
Thanks for the complements!

Mr Beanz......no harm meant about the whole disk issue.

Ive gotten one good ride on it so far and man is it smooooooth!!!! Im going to try to get out on it tonight!
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very very niice ride gratz
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My 1983 road bike still has the dork disk...its aluminum and relatively small. But, then, I only recently removed the pedal reflectors. Except for a bottom bracket rebuild recently, replacement of the rear derailleur in '87, the seat...same brand, different color, and, of course, tires, its basically original. I'm slow to change if it gives no problems, no matter how dorky it may look. But, then, I'm pretty slow on the bike these days.
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My 1983 road bike still has the dork disk...its aluminum and relatively small. But, then, I only recently removed the pedal reflectors. Except for a bottom bracket rebuild recently, replacement of the rear derailleur in '87, the seat...same brand, different color, and, of course, tires, its basically original. I'm slow to change if it gives no problems, no matter how dorky it may look. But, then, I'm pretty slow on the bike these days.
It's allllll good since your out there riding, dork disk and reflectors, or not!!!
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