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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 06-07-09, 05:39 PM   #1
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Another New Bike for Larry

As a Clyde with a non-average build, ie: long-ish torso and short legs, it's hard to find a bike that works for me. Earlier this year, I built up a Masi Commuter as a Randonneuse, hoping that it would be the holy grail. It wasn't. It's on eBay now.

Here's my latest attempt, and so far it looks promising.



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Old 06-07-09, 06:26 PM   #2
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Nice setup, what bar tape are you using? Kinda silly but i really like the look, and it doesn't look to thick either.
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Old 06-07-09, 08:55 PM   #3
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It's RavX Stitch wrap.
http://www.thebicyclegarage.net/ravx.html

I actually have Serfas gel pads under the wrap, so it would be even thinner than it looks in the pics if you don't use the gel stuff.
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Fix that rear fender with some spacers. Otherwise it's a great looking ride.
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Is that a Cross frame? Looks awesome, and the red adds at least 5mph.
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Fix that rear fender with some spacers. Otherwise it's a great looking ride.
Those fenders are temporary. I'm getting Honjos as soon as I can afford them. Poor bike shop employee and all that...
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Is that a Cross frame? Looks awesome, and the red adds at least 5mph.
It's a 650B "All-Rounder" frame. Can be used for mountain, road, touring, brevets, etc. I wouldn't have picked red, but I didn't have a choice. lol.
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I am built like you 6' tall 52 inch shoulders, long arms, 28/29 inch inseam. Try a Giant OCR in MED. I rode one very comfy for me.
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Specialty brand I can get away with. Giant is our competition. So.....no, no Giants for me.
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Strategically placed duct-tape means you can tell everyone it's a Huffy.
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Strategically placed duct-tape means you can tell everyone it's a Huffy.
Even with duct tape, most people could pick out the cheesy graphics of a Giant.....

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