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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 06-18-09, 06:15 PM   #1
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Just picked up a road bike folks!

And I can't wait to ride it Saturday. Yippie!

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Old 06-18-09, 06:17 PM   #2
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Very nice!
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Congrats! Sweet looking ride!
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Old 06-18-09, 07:13 PM   #4
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congrats ride the wheels off it......
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Old 06-18-09, 07:18 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! I had to have Hillary_2016 post some pics of it in Foo since I'm having some weird Internet Exploder issues. If you want to see some Foo drama, scoot over their.

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SChaweeeeet!
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Old 06-18-09, 07:34 PM   #9
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I've never had a road bike before guys. My Kona Dew is pretty light but this bike is nuts. I can't wait to see how fast I can get this Clyde going. Knowing my luck this fat butt will blow the back tire while going 25.

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Old 06-18-09, 08:19 PM   #10
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Nice looking bike.

One of the bike shops I stopped in when I was looking for a road bike had Bianchi...nothing that looked that nice though
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Old 06-18-09, 08:23 PM   #11
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Nice looking bike.

One of the bike shops I stopped in when I was looking for a road bike had Bianchi...nothing that looked that nice though
It's a low end Bianchi from 2008. The higher end bikes they had were nuts and way too much for me. All I wanted was a road bike and we will find out if it works out for me this weekend. However, I'm happy so far and looking forward to 30 mile test ride this weekend. Oh, and it looks freaking nice in my crib...Just Say'In!

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Old 06-18-09, 11:14 PM   #12
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Old 06-18-09, 11:16 PM   #13
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SWEEEEET Bike! I likes them Bianchis!
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Old 06-19-09, 12:38 AM   #14
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... Knowing my luck this fat butt will blow the back tire while going 25.

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You hope it's the rear tire!
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I thought Bianchi's had to be Celeste Green.

I had a Bianchi turn my head in the LBS today but alas I own too many bikes now.

Nice bike. RIDE IT. OFTEN.

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I thought Bianchi's had to be Celeste Green.

I had a Bianchi turn my head in the LBS today but alas I own too many bikes now.

Nice bike. RIDE IT. OFTEN.

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I found a heretic! Time to build an amphibious bike from empty water cooler bottles, order the burning torch/pitch fork holders for the handlebars. Time to head for Japan. (I'm really just looking for any excuse to head for Japan. Arrive by bike, leave by giant robot)

Everyone knows that the world revolves around the N + 1 principle of bike ownership (except spouses, most of them tend to think their SO is exempt from this law of nature). The only way you own too many bikes is that you are leaving Japan and realize that shipping them all is going to cost big time.
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It's a low end Bianchi from 2008. The higher end bikes they had were nuts and way too much for me. All I wanted was a road bike and we will find out if it works out for me this weekend. However, I'm happy so far and looking forward to 30 mile test ride this weekend. Oh, and it looks freaking nice in my crib...Just Say'In!

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it still looks better than what they had
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Old 06-19-09, 05:32 PM   #18
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Very nice, I hope you have many happy miles together.
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Old 06-19-09, 06:39 PM   #19
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awesome... my fav LBS i s a Bianchi shop... prior to meeting up with them I didn't even know how to pronouce it ... they've got the shop owners bike sitting in there... sub 14lbs...

I love the bianchi line... they have a nice mix of bikes... the race bikes look SO sweet.. then they've got the touring bikes with steel frames, a hub generator and the sweet leopard print seats ... make some bangin 29ers even

enjoy the ride man
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Hey couch, where in Ohio do you call home?
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