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    brand spankin' new (to me) mega-uber tall clyde mobile

    i'll list all the components, i've got a birthday comin' up which = money from loving relatives to upgrade anythin' needin it

    Frame: Klein Quantum Pro 66 cm in purple (it also says "AEROS" on the fork)
    Gear Shifter: Sram Trx
    Rims: Mavic CXP 22
    Tires: CST compressor 700 x 25 c
    Stem: Origin 8 PRO FIT
    Brake Handles: Eclipse Tektro
    Brakes: Campagnolo Veloce
    Pedals: Mt. Zefai w/ toe cage
    Saddle: Tioga Groove (has some weird hippy lettering on the word "groove")
    Crankset: Origin 8 (in electric blue, I don't see a model name or anything on them)





    thanks guys.
    and go easy on me, this is my first serious bike, i love her
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    oh, forgot to mention,
    I'm seven feet tall, 'bout 325 lbs, size 17 shoe, have no bike accessories except for a cruiser seat in my garage, a pair of bike gloves, a decent pair of stiff shoes i set aside for good distance rides, and a sun lite computer.
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    Great looking bike. That PURPLE is beautiful

    I hope my bike does not come out in that color in the future, or I will have a financial decision on my hands
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    thanks man.
    the poopy webcam pictures don't do it near justice.
    klein has some beeeeyootiful finishes.
    you should see the arterial black ones...
    black to green to purple...
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    any help guys?
    please?
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    Get a helmet.....

    They're kind of like a tourniquet, in that you don't often need them, but when you do, you need it very badly and very quickly! It doesn't have to be the most expensive, but the cheaper they are, the heavier and less ventilated they are.

    If you have a big head, by the way, Bell makes some fairly large helmets.

    By the way, very good choice in a bike.
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    my sister's getting me, her, and her bf these awesome helmets when i come to visit her in three weeks.
    don't worry, i'm taking it easy till then. still trying to get used to a road bike
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    Glad to see you found one. It appears tall enough. How long is the top tube? Do you feel cramped in the cockpit or are you stretched out good enough?

    Rim/spoke count on the rear???
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    Just guessing, but they look like 32 spoke wheels from an estimated nipple count.
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    Ride it for a while before upgrading. After a while you will learn what you want/need to upgrade.

    Do you have bike shorts? A jersey?

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    Cool for you! Great to see you found something that should fit you. Keep us all up to date with any changes you decide to make and how things go for you.
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    i don't feel cramped on it at all. it's huge.
    i don't have bike shorts or a jersey, i'm only 15 so i've never considered it.

    anyone know of a good seat that would work for me?
    it gets pretty sore back there with the current seat.
    i'm a 42" waist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FortressMaximus View Post
    i don't feel cramped on it at all. it's huge.
    i don't have bike shorts or a jersey, i'm only 15 so i've never considered it.

    anyone know of a good seat that would work for me?
    it gets pretty sore back there with the current seat.
    i'm a 42" waist.
    That's why the padded bike shorts. Look at http://www.aerotechdesigns,com, or at Mt Borahs site. They both make good Clyde sized shorts, either on the Lycra or in baggy touring or mountain biking shorts. The Chamois pad does 2 purposes, wicking moisture and providing padding in the right place, and also, there aren't any seams in the seat area to chafe you.



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    i'm just a kid though, i don't really need them too much.
    a seat would be a far better investment as im much more likely to use it.
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    OK, then a Brooks B67, or equivalent saddle would work, but the shorts are cheaper.



    You can get it through Wallingford http://www.wallbike.com/B67.html for $111, and Wallbike has a six month no questions asked return/exchange program.

    The shorts will be about half that......
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    Beautiful bike. I normaly am not a big fan of purple anything, but that color looks cool on that bike. I second Tom's opinion on a brooks saddle, they are spendy though. I have a brooks flyer and I almost never wear bike shorts. Just regular gym shorts and I'm fine. Twenty miles at a time, no problems. I hope you're all done growing! It would be a shame to outgrow that nice bike in a year.

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    If your that big at 15, screw the bike and get a basketball..............just kidding, you have a nice ride there and as mentioned get a brooks. I have been using them since I was your age and they are the best.

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    Nice bike, love the color! I agree you should get a helmet. Best insurance out there.
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    Argggg, I'm at work and pics are mostly blocked here. I think I have a reasonable idea of the bike though, and the paint scheme."Sounds" killer, and I can't wait to check it out when I get home.Congrats FM! The road is yours.

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    +1 on the B67 and some chamois shorts from aerotech.

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    Nice ride, dude. Looking at the saddle towering over the bars makes me feel dizzy.

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    Yep, it looks awesome. It will look even better out being ridden!

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    That purple bike rocks!
    (I have a fondness for teh purple bike....as txvintage already knows)
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    tom, that saddle does look comfy, i'll look into one when some dinero falls my way.

    EasyEd, i just wear gym shorts too man, amen to the breathability, nothin' like a cool breaze up the pedal pumpers down a nice, cruising incline.

    Brunsi, i do realize i could easily make millions a year as a basketball star. but it's not what i want to do, at all. i loath basketball, it's a pointless cat and mouse game on a big squeaky floor.

    txvintage, it looks and feels like a royal horse out on the road

    everybody else, thanks for the love. it blows me away i found a bike that fits me and just so happens to look awesome.
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    i took it out on a good ten mile ride today,
    my shoulders and rear end hurt like hell.
    as far as the rear end part goes, i know i need to get a better seat, or bike shorts
    but the shoulders,
    what could be wrong there?
    thanks for all your help guys
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