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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 09-17-08, 08:08 AM   #1
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What Size are Your Thighs?

I often see this topic in the skinny forums but us clydes can play too!.... I measured mine at the highest point and a lil flex does help! For comparison, throw in height and weight too!

6'1-245 lbs.......24 1/4" thighs!

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Old 09-17-08, 08:12 AM   #2
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I often see this topic in the skinny forums but us clydes can play too!.... I measured mine at the highest point and a lil flex does help! For comparison, throw in height and weight too!

6'1-145 lbs.......24 1/4" thighs!
I assume the weight should be 245 pounds, not 145.
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I assume the weight should be 245 pounds, not 145.

D'oh! I'm not that much of a roadie!
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6' 6", 248 pounds
27.75" quads

Rick, who did my bike fitting at the LBS, is a former road racer, and I think he still does some track racing. He's about 5' 10" tall, and has 28" quads! The guy is a superbeast.
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Well the extra crispy one is a little bigger than the original recipe.

5'08''
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6'2" 210 about 23" quads
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6' 6", 248 pounds
27.75" quads

Rick, who did my bike fitting at the LBS, is a former road racer, and I think he still does some track racing. He's about 5' 10" tall, and has 28" quads! The guy is a superbeast.


I thought I had good quads for a scrawny little runt but... damn.
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Numbers? I hate numbers!

6'2"
230 pounds
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6-2 205 lbs 19" I must be a skinny?
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6'2" 260 lbs - 27" When I was in high school I was 190 lbs and had 28 inches so I've lost an inch buy gained 70 pounds... Hmmm...
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6-1" 270#

32.5"

Bunch of lightweights

Though this does explain my difficulties in finding pants that fit over my legs!
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6-1" 270#

32.5"

Bunch of lightweights

Though this does explain my difficulties in finding pants that fit over my legs!
Sweet jebus! Just give up on pants and wear a kilt. (That's was my solution when I couldn't find jeans that fit.)
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Ok, where are you guys measuring? Level with the twins?

If so, I am at 33", 6'5" and 336 lbs.
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Well that title was short lived
(Yeah, that's where I did)
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Sweet jebus! Just give up on pants and wear a kilt. (That's was my solution when I couldn't find jeans that fit.)
I've been thinking about that actually!
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I've been thinking about that actually!
Make a trip up to Seattle, and I'll bring you to the Utilikilts store!
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Near the top of my list to visit! Have a friend who wears them a lot and has been working on me. I'm getting close...

Did you ever try to ride in one?
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Heck no! That's just asking for a whole lot of trouble, IMO. Plus, I've never seen a pair of SPD compatable brogues.
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Heck no! That's just asking for a whole lot of trouble, IMO. Plus, I've never seen a pair of SPD compatable brogues.

Well a whole group rides RAGBRAI in kilts. I assume during the ride they wear spandex under, but don't ask during off hours!
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Near the top of my list to visit! Have a friend who wears them a lot and has been working on me. I'm getting close...

Did you ever try to ride in one?
Yeah. Don't. You end up with about 8 layers of fabric between your thighs and the saddle. It's not so bad upright and at low cadance. But trying to go at all fast, it's a good way to get saddle sores.
I do all my riding in street clothes, and don't have problems with anything else. A kilt, though, is just no good.
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6'1" 280lbs, 29" quads 18" calves. My legs are ripped, my middle not so much.
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6'2" 250 and 26.25" Gauds

Do you guys find that pants fit funny - like they can be comfortable around the waist and calves but tight around your massive Gauds.????
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6-1" 270#

32.5"

Bunch of lightweights


Though this does explain my difficulties in finding pants that fit over my legs!
Yes, yes I do
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23.25. But then I'm not a Clyde anymore. 5'7" 170lbs.
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