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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 10-15-09, 08:32 AM   #1
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I got my first road bike!

So I posted a few weeks ago to get feedback on a road bike. After much research, I bought my first road bike.

Since February I have been riding my Scattante Hybrid from Performance. It's a good bike, and was a very good starter bike to start riding more seriously. But I was ready for a road bike.

So I got a red one, with the latest Shimano components, and a steel frame to support my weight. I got it a couple weeks ago, and it runs good. The handling is not as crisp as I had hoped for a road bike, but it will do. The brakes seem to be a little lacking, so I will try some different pads or change the brakes out.


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OK, I had to do that. Besides, aren't the Shimano 21 speed "Revo" shifters the latest? I think I saw some teams with them on the Tour.

After much soul searching, I decided to get this so I can spend more time riding with my family, my new road bike will wait. This was $270 from Wal-Mart, I replaced the tires after the rear blew out before even riding it but overall it runs good. We have 2 daughters, they LOVE riding on it with me. And all the kids in the neighborhood want rides on it. I will post up a more in depth review in the tandem section with more pics when I get time. Overall, it is GREAT bang for the buck. With the replacement tires, and a cheap computer so the kids can see how fast we are going, I'm in this about $360 with tax and everything.
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Old 10-15-09, 09:07 AM   #2
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OK, that was pretty darn funny.

Do you have this constant feeling you are being followed?
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Old 10-15-09, 11:33 AM   #3
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Do you have this constant feeling you are being followed?
As a matter of fact, I do. Any idea why?
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