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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 07-24-09, 09:00 PM   #1
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64 CM Schwinn Premis ...

I have the 'other post' about an Azuki...
done a bit of research all leads back here...
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not really a vintage question... found the tall seamless cho-moly frame...
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bike looks pretty stock...
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here I am 6'6" 290 (post surgery can hit 250 pretty quick with a little work...) ...
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what on this bike do I need to look out for right away??? new rims? stainless spokes?
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I'm thinking new rims with new spokes and new tires, new saddle, better wrap on bars.
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should the factory seat post be able to handle me?
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are the gears up to snuff? split riding time between Littleton CO and flat-town NE...
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Old 07-24-09, 10:33 PM   #2
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OK I suck at forums...
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did some digging and found Air has done all the work for me!
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thanks!!!
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I have a great idea what to do... now to get it b ought and to the LBS...
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Old 07-25-09, 05:46 PM   #3
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OK this Air didnt cover in the sticky...
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current weight 280-290 (some already coming off!)
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bike already has 700c weinmmers or something counts to a 34 spoke wheel?? <34 spoke is that right? I counted thrice!>
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any advice on wheels, hubs and spokes...(36 count I know )??????
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I will hit 250 pretty quick and plan on loosing the 50 part soon after...
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so I guess I wont need super-bomb wheels the whole time... but they could have resale correct???
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I'd look into a Thomson seatpost.

Ride until you pop a spoke, then respoke with Swiss ST spokes. If you keep having problems, you may have to go to a 38-40 count on the rear wheel.
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I'd look into a Thomson seatpost.

Ride until you pop a spoke, then respoke with Swiss ST spokes. If you keep having problems, you may have to go to a 38-40 count on the rear wheel.
^^^ what Maz said.

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