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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 05-10-09, 08:39 PM   #1
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If money were no object ...

What bike would you want to ride..... In the spirit of who you would like to ride with, what would you like to ride?

For me, it would be a custom Chromoly touring bike built by the geniuses at True North Cycles in Guelph, Ontario. I've seen their work at the bike show, and they turn out some really nice bicycles. They don't have specific models, everything is built to order. Yeah front and rear racks and full fenders with road disc brakes, bar end shifters and topped off with a Brooks.

Now if only I could win the lotto......
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Old 05-10-09, 09:25 PM   #2
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I've got a Fuji Absolute 4.0, and right next to my bike on the rack was an AWESOME Fuji D-6. I want the signature edition. I want to know what it feels like to ride on an unreal carbon frame like that.
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Old 05-10-09, 09:29 PM   #3
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I just recently got the bike of mine, a custom Rodriguez Adventurer. Great bike, rides like a dream.
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I'd have to give the frame/fork set a lot of serious thought. I don't know whether I'd go custom Ti or custom CF. Probably Ti. Outfitted with Super Record and some sort of pretty serious 30mm clinchers, Topolino maybe. It would take a bunch of research. Oh, and a really funky paint job!

All of this would be followed by a trip to Europe to ride some of the great climbs (Alpe d'Huez, Ventoux, etc.), but NOT the Angrilu in Spain. That one is just sick hard. 22% grades are just not going to be fun, regardless of gearing.

Oh, and I'd bring a selection of my favorite BF personalities with me.
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I'm going to be measured up for a custom Ti frame in a few weeks. Baum in Australia.
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Old 05-10-09, 09:40 PM   #6
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Aw heck that's easy. A Rans X-Stream. Here's a shot of one, and I'd prefer 26" rims over 650c:
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Monet no object? I want one of these:
http://home.comcast.net/~jeff_wills/vector/vector.htm

And a pair of "real" legs.

Lungs would be nice, too...
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Aside from the fact Grant Peterson would have the saddle too high for me to mount, I like the Rivendell Betty Foy:

http://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=50-685
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Pinarello "Prince of Spain" frame set built up with fully campy and tubeless in red and black.
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Wilier Cento Uno with 11 speed super record.
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Serrotta Meivici, with full Sram RED, and Zipps.
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Pinarello "Prince of Spain" frame set built up with fully campy and tubeless in red and black.
Not to hijack the thread too bad, but .....

Have you used road tubeless yet?

I'm thinking of doing a conversion to tubeless - there is a kit for $150 available for most rims now.
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I would have one best-in-class custom made bike from a builder like independednt fabricator.

I would start with this: http://www.ifbikes.com/OurBikes/Road/XS/



XS
Main Features Options Tubeset The ultimate blend of passion and technology; The XS seamlessly combines titanium with carbon fiber to create a rider-specific frameset born from a world-championship winning design. Custom geometry, the classic styling of lugs, and modern fabrication techniques results in an uncompromised ride. Winner of Bicycling Magazine’s “Best Dream Road Bike” for 2005 and 2006 and “Best Track Bike” at the 2007 North American Handmade Bike Show.

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MSRP $5,995 (With laser cut crown lugs)

* Complete pricing depends on custom options and selected componentry. Please consult a certified IF dealer for more details.Aerospace grade 3/2.5 titanium tubing used in the front triangle
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We've worked long and hard developing and refining the XS frameset to be as customizable as any other frame we make. Every angle, every tube specification, every option is selected per bicycle. No two have been, nor will likely be, built the same. Each frame is as unique as its rider.
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Not to hijack the thread too bad, but .....

Have you used road tubeless yet?

I'm thinking of doing a conversion to tubeless - there is a kit for $150 available for most rims now.
Nope, my main ride is a 07 Grand Sport. A full set of carbon tubeless would run me more than the MSRP of the bike itself. I was just toying with the idea of limitless funds and figured tubeless would compliment the super record 11 gruppo.

Course to build that bike up I might have to win the lottery twice
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X-stream yuck they are way too common. I think there has to be 4-5 of those around my parts.
I would go with a velocraft nocom with the nice tailbox
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X-stream yuck they are way too common. I think there has to be 4-5 of those around my parts.
I would go with a velocraft nocom with the nice tailbox
Well, if you're talking aero aids you might as well go to the logical conclusion and get a Quest (or similar).


I like the X-Stream since it seems to offer a nice compromise of aero position, shock absorption with the long wheelbase, and performance with a lightweight frame. The is also a very sexy bike, if money was no object I'd own one of each!
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Money and time no concern?
I would go and find a frame builder and have this poor guy teach me enough for me to build my own bike (under his expert supervision). Simply buying a bike - where is the adventure?
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Well, if you're talking aero aids you might as well go to the logical conclusion and get a Quest (or similar).


I like the X-Stream since it seems to offer a nice compromise of aero position, shock absorption with the long wheelbase, and performance with a lightweight frame. The is also a very sexy bike, if money was no object I'd own one of each!
I love lowracers because it feels like I'm one with the machine diving into turns and such much like my road bike feels. The thing I least liked about my Giro 26 is how it was so much like driving a bus. You just sorta sit up there wondering where the seat belt is, point it where you want to go and pedal. I briefly test rode an X-Stream and it felt very similar.

The aero is definately nice to have but I wouldn't want to be fully enclosed or on a trike. Even with the tailbox I would still feel the wind and such. It would be neat to ride one to see what it was like but I don't think I'd want to own one.
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If money were no object, I would like new bar tape for my Denali. It's starting to work loose ( I think I lean a little when I ride).
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Find local framebuilder willing to go full custom with Reynolds 631 tubes and custom carved lugs. Phil 36h singlespeed rear hub, SON28 front, 3 cross with DT Champion 2.0 to silver DT RR1.2 rims. EAI freewheel, Surly steel chainring on Sugino 75 cranks. Paul neo-retro cantis front and rear. Tektro R200 levers, Salsa M/A Bell Lap bars, harlequin wrap/shellac Tressostar cloth tape.
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Find local framebuilder willing to go full custom with Reynolds 631 tubes and custom carved lugs.
I'd go that route. Vanilla is right around the corner from my favorite manufacturer of recumbent accesories. This is about my speed: http://vanillabicycles.com/frames/touring/1/

Too bad he's got about a two year waiting list.

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Hunter's 29er is a sharp looking bike with the cruiser-style frame. I'd like to see something along that line built specifically as a single-speed cruiser.
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Nope, my main ride is a 07 Grand Sport. A full set of carbon tubeless would run me more than the MSRP of the bike itself. I was just toying with the idea of limitless funds and figured tubeless would compliment the super record 11 gruppo.

Course to build that bike up I might have to win the lottery twice
do you mean tubeless (mainly mtb, road use is rare)or tubulars (sew ups)?

The prince or addict or giant TCR advanced SL, oh i have no idea what i woud get off the shelf

but i would probably do custom indy fab most likely.
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I'd be really tempted to start with a Colnago Master X Light in the red and white paintjob...
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