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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 08-18-08, 09:34 AM   #1
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Is this a good deal? 07 LeMond Limoges $999

Hi,

I am thinking about a road bike and I saw an ad from a lbs. I am thinking of stopping by and checking it out. Is this bike Clyde friendly? I am 5'11 and 260.

Thanks for any advice!

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Old 08-18-08, 10:55 AM   #2
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Never mind. not a road bike. Sorry!!!
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It's in the same family as a road bike (can easily be turned into one by swapping out the handlebars), but it's setup for Triatheletes.

It retails for just over $2,000 so if you found one for $1,000 that's about 50% off retail.
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Actually, there are some major geometry differences as well, like seat tube angle is a lot more vertical, and the HB height is much lower. The seat tube is more vertical to allow for easier transition to running by using many of the same muscles as you would when running. A Tri bike is specifically designed for riding with the back as close to parallel with the top tube as possible, as well.
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I couldn't stop myself, I had to stop and look at it. It sure is purty! I had to go pick up the kids so I only had a few minutes.

Has anyone tried to convert a tri bike into a road bike? If yes, how did it turn out?
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I'd go with a solid road bike instead.
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I'd go with a solid road bike instead.
Thanks, that is what I am going to do. I figure I have until next spring to find the perfect deal.
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Thanks, that is what I am going to do. I figure I have until next spring to find the perfect deal.
I'd check out the LBS's right now because this is the time of the year that the 2009 models come in and the LBS go crazy with pricing on the 2008 models.
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Not to mention the 09 model year will either have a significant price increase or component downgrade....or both, depending on fuel and shipping costs from the raw material stage on up to retailer shipping.
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Great, thanks for the info! Now if I can convince my wife that this is a good time to buy...
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Great, thanks for the info! Now if I can convince my wife that this is a good time to buy...
Just show her the 2009 pricing versus the closeout 2008 pricing... that should expedite paperwork through the otherwise bureaucratic finance department.
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