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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 05-19-09, 08:38 AM   #1
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Short Clydes?

Any short clydes?
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Old 05-19-09, 05:31 PM   #2
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Any short clydes?
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Old 05-19-09, 09:31 PM   #3
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Does 5'7" count as short?
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Old 05-20-09, 12:24 AM   #4
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Old 05-20-09, 12:34 AM   #5
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Old 05-20-09, 01:47 AM   #6
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i guess im short. it seems like everybody is taller than me.

i am 5'9" and i just realized that my only friends that are shorter than me are women. then still i think more than half of them are still taller than me what the heck is in the water!
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Old 05-20-09, 02:48 AM   #7
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I'm only 6'1
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Old 05-20-09, 05:30 AM   #8
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5'8'' on a good day.
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Old 05-20-09, 05:31 AM   #9
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Old 05-20-09, 06:50 AM   #10
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Me, too. But according to the "Tall Clydes" thread that qualifies us as short.
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Old 05-20-09, 07:34 AM   #12
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i guess im short. it seems like everybody is taller than me.

i am 5'9" and i just realized that my only friends that are shorter than me are women. then still i think more than half of them are still taller than me what the heck is in the water!
I always figured that for men, 5'7" to 5'11" was kinda average and tall started around 6' or so, I'm 179cm which works out to around 5'10".... Under 5'7" would be considered short.
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Old 05-20-09, 09:12 AM   #13
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5'6 AND 3/4, thank you.

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Old 05-20-09, 09:20 AM   #14
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I'm 5'8" and shrinking.
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Old 05-20-09, 09:28 AM   #15
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When I was a young man, I had heard or read that average height for U.S. men was ~5'7".

30 years later, it's now 5' 9.5".

see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr010.pdf

Men's heights at page 16.

The mean height for my age group is 5'9". Either I've always been an inch shorter than average, or a bunch of short guys have died since I stopped growing.

The women's averages are on page 14. (5' 3.8")

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Old 05-20-09, 09:55 AM   #16
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5'5 - 5'6, why?
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Old 05-20-09, 09:58 AM   #17
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Old 05-20-09, 10:00 AM   #18
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Define short.
I'm 5'5.5" and declining from 187# to around 178 now, need to lose about another 35. Not likely to overstress any bike parts, but I have a lot of the same other issues as the "standard" clydes (200#/91 kg) do.
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Old 05-20-09, 10:02 AM   #19
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5'6 AND 3/4, thank you.

I prefer the term "fireplug"
A wag friend from high school coined the phrase "broad for one's height."
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Old 05-20-09, 10:05 AM   #20
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7', -9" here.
Don't think that's quite what I'm talking about.
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Old 05-20-09, 05:31 PM   #21
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5'8'' on a good day.
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Old 05-20-09, 05:47 PM   #22
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Old 05-21-09, 03:47 AM   #23
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I'm 5' 14" ... not sure if that counts tho.
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Old 05-21-09, 05:36 AM   #24
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Old 05-21-09, 06:28 AM   #25
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Add my name to the "under tall" list at 5'9". I prefer the term stocky At least that is what a lot of people have called me over the years.
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