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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 07-29-08, 08:58 PM   #1
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uber clyde needs advice on bike

Hello all, I've purchased a older Trek 800 sport Mountain Track, all indications are that I purchased the correct size of frame size 16"....but when I ride, I seem to be too close to the handle bar. The LBS told me that the straight handlebar was at it's max level and that I could not lift the it any higher. The bike and saddle are in the neutral position (even level in relation to each other).....is this the proper fit for me feeling so close to the handle bar?
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Height and weight? If you've said it before somewhere, I'm sorry, but just can't recall. Inseam would help as well.
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uber clyde on size of frame

Hello Tom, thanks for your response, I'm 5'6" with an inseam of 24...........i'm an uber clyde at 410#s
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OK, honesty time. When I resumed cycling, I was 450 pounds and the bike felt too short in the cockpit because I was just plain so big. This will tend to go away as the belly shrinks......experience here talking.

Do some crunches to help flatten out the belly, and core exercises so you can tighten up your core muscles along with the riding and the progression down in size will go faster.
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You made a good choice for a first bike. Enjoy it!
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thank you Tom

I appreciate your honesty Tom.........so I will continue to bike !
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Good! Soon enough, you'll be half the man you are today....
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