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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 05-17-09, 06:05 PM   #1
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Finally finished my commuter!

Crossposted from the commuting forum: Thread. Isn't she pretty:



I can cruise at about 16 MPH on the flats, and had it up to 38 MPH earlier today on a long downhill stretch. I expect I'll be able to cruise at 18 MPH as my fitness improves, though the top speed will probably decrease slightly as my weight drops (I'm at about 245 lbs. right now).

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Old 05-17-09, 06:51 PM   #2
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Nicely done. I hope she serves you well for many a mile.
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Sweet ride. Enjoy!!
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looks VERY nice... but is there a way to get a real rack on there?...

wish I had that nice of a commuter... looks like a fun ride
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looks VERY nice... but is there a way to get a real rack on there?...

wish I had that nice of a commuter... looks like a fun ride
+1 Pretty ride. Don't like those seatpost racks, though.
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Very nice, but I gotta agree with the suggestions to drop the seatpost rack.
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Looks great, but I agree on the rear rack. Seatpost racks work better on bikes with sloping top tubes as they ride lower below the seat. You can see the double eyelets on the rear dropout, so a rear rack would be easy to add. I think if you lengthen the adjustable strut on the front fender it would bring the front down for better aerodynamics.
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