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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 10-17-08, 06:27 PM   #26
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I got it back from the LBS and everything is good to go. It just needed a few adjustments and didn't require any parts. The weather is terrible today though. I hope to take it out for my first real ride tomorrow afternoon.

Hopefully it is true what they say about not forgetting how to ride a bike, lol. The owner of the LBS said he has seen a few people challenge that theory.
Congrats and nice find. Good luck on the ride. Also sounds like you have a pretty good LBS there.
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Old 10-17-08, 06:35 PM   #27
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I got it back from the LBS and everything is good to go. It just needed a few adjustments and didn't require any parts. The weather is terrible today though. I hope to take it out for my first real ride tomorrow afternoon.

Hopefully it is true what they say about not forgetting how to ride a bike, lol. The owner of the LBS said he has seen a few people challenge that theory.
I quit riding in 1984, bought a car, what else is new, got on a bike again in 2004, was like I had ridden the day before... If you have not been on a bike is a while, the technology has changed, I think most of the problems people have are unfamiliarity with the new types of shifters and brakes. Other people who have trouble, are probably people who have forgotten that they were never really good at it.....

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Old 10-18-08, 03:05 AM   #28
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Good analogy. An LBS is easy enough to think of as a toy store. Works for me.

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I got it back from the LBS and everything is good to go. It just needed a few adjustments and didn't require any parts. The weather is terrible today though. I hope to take it out for my first real ride tomorrow afternoon.

Sounds like a cool and honest wrench. He had a chance to hang you for a few bucks and didn't. Good score on an LBS.

Hopefully it is true what they say about not forgetting how to ride a bike, lol. The owner of the LBS said he has seen a few people challenge that theory.
Now that's just down right funny.
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