I'm not a Clyde anymore but I was once a Clyde extraordinaire. I still lurk here because I like the discussions but it seems to me that some bike company could capture a market segment just by making a small line of beefier bikes.
Maybe I'm wrong but most people who buy bikes probably buy them to tone up and drop a few pounds, right?
As it is it seems like a Clyde has to get a bike and then upgrade wheels, seat, etc. I'm sure I'm missing something. I'm sure the companies want to project an image of fitness, blah, blah, blah but the reality is we're not all 145 lb. road racing machines.
Maybe I should make a specialty bike and sell it!