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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 05-25-09, 06:16 PM   #1
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Patience Pays Off

I have been 'just looking' for a nicer road bike the past several months. A few have come and gone, but just didn't work out for one reason or another.

I popped into my LBS on Saturday morning just to BS with one of the guys in there and sitting on the floor was a bike they had sold a couple of years ago to a guy who rode it a couple of times and then stashed it in the garage. It had so little riding time there were still visible seams on the tires. It was an $1800 ish bike new, and he wanted a little more for a two year old bike than would normally be warranted, but you really couldn't tell it was used at all, no scratches, nothing. I took it for a little ten mile jaunt, and then ended up buying it.

I don't have the traditional 'against the garage door' picture, but here is one of it up against a memorial wall at one of our parks earlier today. I didn't have time to take a garage door picture as I was too busy riding it. I have about 80 miles on it so far, and I think I have ridden it more this weekend than it has been ridden the rest of its life
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Old 05-25-09, 06:19 PM   #2
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Congratulations, nice bike.
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Old 05-25-09, 07:51 PM   #3
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That looks beautiful. Score!
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Old 05-25-09, 08:27 PM   #4
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nice bike. I was patient and got the bike I wanted, glad it worked out for you.
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Old 05-26-09, 01:22 AM   #5
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Nice looking bike. patience does pay off. Sounds like a good deal. A two year old new bike
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