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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 01-02-09, 04:46 PM   #1
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Hello-A pic of my new bike

I have been on this forum for a while and have made a few posts. I picked up a 58cm Synapse through my LBS after Thanksgiving & wanted to share a picture.
I have been on the trainer each day in preparation of riding the bike outdoors come warmer weather. The bike was a gift to myself for losing some weight (at 240lbs, 6'2" at present) & getting back on two wheels (used to have a Triumph Bonneville before). This forum is a great resource for a newbie! I swapped the stock saddle for a specialized Alias...what a difference.

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Old 01-02-09, 05:22 PM   #2
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That is one beautiful bike. I hope you enjoy many, many happy miles on it!
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Old 01-02-09, 05:42 PM   #3
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WOW! Love the all the white.
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Old 01-02-09, 06:15 PM   #4
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It's kind of a photonegative of my all black Allez.

Sweet bike, by the way!
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Old 01-02-09, 06:18 PM   #5
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Spiffy !!
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Very nice indeed. Sex on wheels.
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Old 01-02-09, 07:03 PM   #7
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Your bike looks like a streak of lightening on wheels. You are going to have loads of fun!
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Old 01-02-09, 07:55 PM   #8
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Sweeeeet! She's so purty!
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Old 01-02-09, 08:04 PM   #9
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Nice, they saw white bikes are fast!
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Old 01-03-09, 05:54 AM   #10
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Most excellent. I was looking at those the other day in an LBS I happened to drive by but had never been in.

I just had a frame set powder coated and I'm going with a very similar color scheme.
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Really pretty bike. Enjoy many safe, fun rides!
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Awesome ride!
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Never owned a white road bike, but looking at yours...things may change. Very Nice.
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I love the paint scheme. Looks like a really nice bike.
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Old 01-03-09, 03:30 PM   #15
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Thanks for the comments folks, she rides just as good as she looks. It was 41F today and decided to take her out. My very first time riding - did 17mi at an avg speed of 13 & a cadence of 77rpm. Pretty wimpy compared to some of the ride posts I have read on the forum but I hope to do my first century ride before the year is over. The best part was that the new saddle was perfect...no aches! I am hooked.
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Thats very generous of you to give yourself such a cool bike. All I got from myself was a lousy helmet.

Very nice bike btw.
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Thanks for the comments folks, she rides just as good as she looks. It was 41F today and decided to take her out. My very first time riding - did 17mi at an avg speed of 13 & a cadence of 77rpm. Pretty wimpy compared to some of the ride posts I have read on the forum but I hope to do my first century ride before the year is over. The best part was that the new saddle was perfect...no aches! I am hooked.
More proof white bikes are fast. It's not just red anymore
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