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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 10-10-08, 11:15 PM   #1
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Found it at the dump

I couldn't resist. I picked it up and put it down a few times, then it called to me. Now it's in my yard.

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Old 10-10-08, 11:36 PM   #2
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Sweet. Do you know how to ride this already, or are you gonna teach yourself?
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That totally rocks.

One thing though, check that weld in the pic.

I do believe you have found yourself a Rutledge. I didn't know they built Uni's, but their 3 speeds are highly sought after in the C&V world.

If you are thinking about stripping her down and spiffing up feel free to shoot me a PM. I have some experience in frame painting.
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Old 10-11-08, 04:21 AM   #4
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I couldn't resist. I picked it up and put it down a few times, then it called to me. Now it's in my yard.

Where's the rest of the frame? Where's the front wheel and handlebars?
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Where's the rest of the frame? Where's the front wheel and handlebars?
Darn hipsters with their fixed gear brakeless bikes
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LOL! I want video of your first ride!
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I know a guy who learned to ride it in his middle age crisis; beats a sports car IMHO
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Your hands won't get numb on that one.
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There is a guy locally that just did his first Metric Century on a Unicycle. You can read about his ride here.
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I have been looking for one cheap also. Great find!!!I also want a "Penny-Farthing" or high wheel bicycle, or whatever they are called.
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I have been looking for one cheap also. Great find!!!I also want a "Penny-Farthing" or high wheel bicycle, or whatever they are called.
You can get new ones from

http://www.hiwheel.com/

Look under "Boneshaker" on the left menu.

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While on the subject of human powered vehicles, when Team Clydesdale was in Ocean City, NJ, two weeks ago we noticed the boardwalk was marked with a lane for "surreys." Bautieri asked what they were. Here's one, and you can own it for 4K.

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SWEET!! I am trying to learn that sport also!
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While on the subject of human powered vehicles, when Team Clydesdale was in Ocean City, NJ, two weeks ago we noticed the boardwalk was marked with a lane for "surreys." Bautieri asked what they were. Here's one, and you can own it for 4K.

They have some with 4 seats in VA Beach that you can rent, thought they would be excellent for a car pool
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SWEET!! I am trying to learn that sport also!

Well, I said I HAD to have it. I never said I was going to ride it.
I does seem fairly light duty. I'm sure in it's day it was built as a kids unicycle. Kids I have, maybe I can get one of them on it. That would be cool.
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Well, I said I HAD to have it. I never said I was going to ride it.
I does seem fairly light duty. I'm sure in it's day it was built as a kids unicycle. Kids I have, maybe I can get one of them on it. That would be cool.
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I came across this vehicle while on tour, just north of Frostburg, MD. They darn near caused me to veer off the trail to get around them. They took the entire trail, only moving aside when they realized I wasn't slowing down.....

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I came across this vehicle while on tour, just north of Frostburg, MD. They darn near caused me to veer off the trail to get around them. They took the entire trail, only moving aside when they realized I wasn't slowing down.....

Kind of a cool looking rig actually, I wonder how heavy it is? You know add some decent gearing and a box to hold gear on the back, and you would have a very nice, tandem touring rig......
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