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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 10-12-09, 11:39 AM   #1
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Did someone say "I need more spokes"?

Saw this bike in the window of Al Petri & Sons bike shop in Lincoln Park and thought I would share with others who have spoke envy.

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Old 10-12-09, 12:01 PM   #2
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Can you even get a spoke wrench in there to true it, should things go awry?
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Old 10-12-09, 12:03 PM   #3
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that is one sweet bike though!!!

all the lil ghetto cruisers you see that is a really clean one!!!

schwag fo sho!
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Old 10-12-09, 12:03 PM   #4
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Beautiful... but an absolute pain to build.

Once built these wheels don't go out of true.
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Once built these wheels don't go out of true.
Lordy, I sure hope not. They look horrible to build, but awesome on the bike.

At what point do you give up on adding more spokes and just go with a CNC'd polished disc like a motorcycle?
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Doesn't the drive wheel need at least some semi-tangential spokes to transfer torque?
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Old 10-12-09, 01:22 PM   #7
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I think the bike propels itself off cool factor.
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