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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 07-12-08, 11:07 PM   #1
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Poll: What brand do you prefer?

Just throw in your vote for your favorite brand and why.

I'll throw in a funny one. My favorite brand is Huffy, just because that's what I do when I ride a bike. Huffy, puffy, pass out.
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Old 07-12-08, 11:09 PM   #2
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Specialized

(Also vintage Schwinn's)
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Old 07-12-08, 11:12 PM   #3
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Nishiki, that's been my bike since 1984, Specialized for my mountain bike (actually, rainy weather bike and utility hauler).
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Old 07-12-08, 11:41 PM   #4
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I like either Glenlevit Single Malt or Ben & Jerry. You didn't say it had to be bike related
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Ooh, Ben and Jerry. Honestly, how many people in the Clydes forum going to the local supermarket and buy a pint right now? I know I might. And maybe pick up a new bike helmet and some lights.
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Old 07-13-08, 05:40 AM   #7
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Specialized. I've only owned 2 but they have been awesome and indestructible as well as good looking. Hey, they are kind of like me! (Not) lol
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+1 for Giro helmets, since they make a non-custom xxl that fits my freakishly large head.

Also a vote for Gary Fisher.
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Old 07-13-08, 06:19 AM   #9
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Anything Italian...or italian sounding. I have a Basso Lotto w/ full campy record and a tommasso aggriazato w/ mostly dura-ace, rest token stuff.
My next bike will be a pinnerallo w/ campy centaur or maybe a new basso (steel frame) w/ chorus.....or...or...or.
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Surly, with Specialized being a VERY close second. I love the ride of steel, and love how well Surly frames/complete bikes are thought out. Specialized makes tanks that are absolutely gorgeous, though. If Spec made a steel touring/cross bike, I would have had a really difficult decision.
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Old 07-13-08, 11:06 AM   #11
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I've been a Lemond/Trek guy. But after Treks public bashing of Greg Lemond, which should have been kept behind closed doors, it left a bad taste in my mouth. My next bike will be either Specialized or Pinarello.
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Specialized. Not just their bikes either, Their body geometry gloves and saddles are great. I hope someday to be able to have a need/money for a comfort 700c specialized bike for the Canal path here where I live. crossroads i think is the model name? My girlfriend liked the Trek better (colors)...

I do want Roval wheels...but...not till i get a lot of money and loose some weight
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Anything Italian...or italian sounding. I have a Basso Lotto w/ full campy record and a tommasso aggriazato w/ mostly dura-ace, rest token stuff.
My next bike will be a pinnerallo w/ campy centaur or maybe a new basso (steel frame) w/ chorus.....or...or...or.
same here..i want a colnago so bad i cant stand it.....an old steel one preferably
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Old 07-13-08, 12:33 PM   #14
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Old 07-13-08, 12:34 PM   #15
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Specialized and old Raleigh's. Specialized equiptment
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+1 for Surly. I presently ride a Long Haul Trucker, but am lusting after a Travelers Check because I travel a lot for my job, and it would be nice to have a full-size bike that would fit in a suitcase.
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Old 07-13-08, 05:53 PM   #17
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Old 07-13-08, 06:13 PM   #18
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I've got two Worksman bikes, and enjoy them. I'd like to get a Raleigh roadster, and that Big Dummy looks like a cool bike. Some of the Electra cruisers are pretty nifty.
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Pre-Trek Lemond. Next one will be a cervelo
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I'm a steel guy. I look at the material and the geometry first (just look at the hodgepodge in my sig).
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Old 07-14-08, 11:11 AM   #22
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Bruce Gordon. 1: I get more recognition then all the other bikes I've had put together. 2: I have not been able to break it yet. 3: The builder is local and has been friendly and helpful.
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Specialized. Picked up a new Tarmac this year. Love it. Picked up some bib shorts a monht or so ago. Love them.
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Specialized I guess, I find myself liking there gear without overtly trying to, I tried on 7 pairs of clipless shoes and the specialized felt worlds more comfortable than the rest to me, and I ride a specialized.
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If I had to pick one brand I would pick Specialized. Over the years I have owned many Spec. bikes and the company always stands behind its warranties without argument! I also like their tires, tubes, gloves etc. I don't like their shoes... for that give me Sidi's (always comfortable and durable) and for helmets - Giro.

For jerseys and shorts - Terry. I've dealt with Terry for many years and they are still a small, personable company. The clothing is high quality, long lasting and very functioning. I also love my Terry saddles.

For the last 2 years I've been riding a Santa Cruz Superlight MTB. Love the bike. It's perfect for my type of riding but not certain the company is the best. They aren't as responsive as Specialized. Pump - love the Topeak pumps - I have the road and mountain ones. Also like all the Camelbak hydration packs - my favorites are the Rogue and the Mule.

Pedals - have gone through different one - Speedplay, Dura Ace and now Time (on both my road and MTB bikes). They are all good.

And anything Chris King...
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