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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 07-15-08, 05:55 PM   #1
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Is this bike Clyde-worthy?

I'm a complete newbie to biking, but I recently moved and my new neighborhood is so great I figured I could stop driving on the weekends and do everything from the back of my bike. So here I am at 6'3" 315 lbs (and dropping) looking for a bike that won't look like it was stepped on by Godzilla after I ride it, and I was wondering if perhaps I'd found that bike for me, so please fellow Clydes let me know, will this one work for me?

http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/bik/745842654.html

Specialized Hardrock Classic mans mountain bike set up for street cruising.Powder blue 19" frame.21 speed Shimano gearing with new trigger shifters.Foam padded spring comfort seat and new riser stem.Serfas "Drifter" 26x1.5 high pressure tires with flat protection.
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Might be a tad small, but also looks like a riser stem, so maybe. If it fits you, then yeah. It's a solid bike, but I think you'll be a bit cramped on it.
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I've named my bike, "Bikezilla" for similar reasons.

It all boils down to the wheels; Ride it until a spoke pops and then get some Velocity deep-Vs with some DT spokes.
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Just a bit small. I'm 6'1 and ride a 19.5 mtb frame. Fits really well!
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I'm a complete newbie to biking, but I recently moved and my new neighborhood is so great I figured I could stop driving on the weekends and do everything from the back of my bike. So here I am at 6'3" 315 lbs (and dropping) looking for a bike that won't look like it was stepped on by Godzilla after I ride it, and I was wondering if perhaps I'd found that bike for me, so please fellow Clydes let me know, will this one work for me?

http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/bik/745842654.html

Specialized Hardrock Classic mans mountain bike set up for street cruising.Powder blue 19" frame.21 speed Shimano gearing with new trigger shifters.Foam padded spring comfort seat and new riser stem.Serfas "Drifter" 26x1.5 high pressure tires with flat protection.
If you are going Specialized, the bike translates to about 1" smaller than you think. Since you're 6'3", I would look for a 21" bike if you have an inseam around 34"
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It all boils down to the wheels; Ride it until a spoke pops and then get some Velocity deep-Vs with some DT spokes.

I don't see Deep V's in 26" size on the Velocity site.
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I don't see Deep V's in 26" size on the Velocity site.

Why would you want those anyways? MTB rims are a weeee bit more robust (read: clyde-friendly) than 700c rims. A standard 32-spoke rim on say a Specialized are fine. Just keep them true!

People place too much into rims at times.

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Why would you want those anyways? MTB rims are a weeee bit more robust (read: clyde-friendly) than 700c rims. A standard 32-spoke rim on say a Specialized are fine. Just keep them true!

People place too much into rims at times.

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Keep them true? Newbie!
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If you are going Specialized, the bike translates to about 1" smaller than you think. Since you're 6'3", I would look for a 21" bike if you have an inseam around 34"
I'm built like a gorilla in that I'm mostly torso. I have a 30" inseam.
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It might just work, then.....go and ride it. You might need a longer stem forward, though.
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Great, thanks for you help everyone. I'll go give it a whirl this weekend.
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30" inseam?! You should at least get a 20" I have a 31" inseam and a 20" pre-'06 hardrock is about right. After '06, they seem to have gotten their sizing correct, so a 19" may be right, but you will feel hunched over.
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