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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 08-01-08, 03:58 PM   #1
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hold a clyde?

saw this bike just now

.....2 questions:
1. worth it?
2. hold my girth? 5'11" 295-300

Have a set of deep velocity with 36 spokes waiting for it......
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Old 08-01-08, 04:03 PM   #2
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Don't see why not, especially since you already have a CLydeworthy set of wheels on hand.
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Old 08-01-08, 04:10 PM   #3
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It looks like a good deal, but maybe on the small side for you. You will probably end up with 3 inches of drop from the saddle to the handlebars. If that's the fit you want, go for it. You will be able to bring the bars up with a 40 degree stem, but only you can tell if it will be enough.
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Old 08-01-08, 04:21 PM   #4
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I don't think that one will last long...
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Old 08-01-08, 04:28 PM   #5
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Yeah, I was also thinking maybe a bit small for you. I have a friend riding a 56 at 5'10, very fit lanky rider. Just wondering how you'd fit as a larger rider, maybe not as flexy as my friend ( I don't know you but you seem a pretty heavy weight for the height). That's alotta cramping going on to fit in the cockpit of the bike. Of course there is the stem swap.

I wonder what the seller means by upgraded to an Ultegra double? It was Ultegra to begin with. Maybe he means the double is better than a triple? Plus she lists all the specs which show the same bbspindle on the triple as the double. Seems strange but maybe he copied the specs from another site, maybe befoe th swap.

Nice bike though! I saw one back then and wanted one real bad!...But if it doesn't fit well, it aint worth having, will not be a joy to ride!

See here, specs as a triple!
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I can hear spokes popping from here.
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