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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 10-18-09, 03:40 PM   #1
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My new bike

I started a thread a while back asking for input on a new road bike purchase. I decided that when I hit my ultimate weight goal, I would reward myself with a new bike.

Well here it is:


I decided to go with a custom bike from a local builder. I am doing some work for trade on his Web site to drop the price of it a little, but it still had a hefty price tag.

It has Campy Record components and weighs in at 17.15 pounds. We'll cut the steer tube after I see if I want to get more aggressive with the drop.

Here are a bunch of photos:



And her is a shot of me at the top of the short climb in Sabino Canyon:


And lastly, a shot of my entire stable:


Looks like there is a glaring hole on the left. N+1 anyone? Mountain bike?

I've been trying to get into the roadie forum, but my heart is still here in the C&A forum, so I wanted to share it with all of you. Thanks for all the support and motivation.
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Old 10-18-09, 03:49 PM   #2
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That's a wonderfull bike. It can work even better for you on account of your being able to trim the front down if and when. Do keep us posted from time to time.
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Old 10-18-09, 03:49 PM   #3
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That thing is beautiful! Pardon me while I drool all over my keyboard!
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Old 10-19-09, 01:52 PM   #4
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Those classic-geometry lines, and it is still 17 lbs? Very, very nice. It looks smoooooth.
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Old 10-19-09, 02:13 PM   #5
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A thing of beauty for sure.
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sweet ride!

(buy a level so your bike hanger doesn't look out of whack)

awesome bike! a treat for losing all that weight for sure!
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Old 10-19-09, 04:14 PM   #7
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sweet ride!

(buy a level so your bike hanger doesn't look out of whack)

awesome bike! a treat for losing all that weight for sure!
I've been thinking the same thing about the hanger. It didn't really annoy me until I took that photo. I am seriously considering redoing it. I had a level, but clearly didn't use it.

I was also hanging the Jamis with the sloped top tube in the opposite direction, so it actually worked with it being angled.
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Old 10-19-09, 07:05 PM   #8
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Nice bike!!! Congratulations. Love the paint job. Enjoy!
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Arrgggggg!!!!!!!!!!! New Custom Bike Pr0n and my work filters block pic hosting sites.

I'm all over it when I get home from work and PT in the morning.
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Gee, what a great reward for a job well done! Would you consider writing my boss - err wife...ya YA! I mean my better half! And explaining to her how truly motivating it is to have such a goal.'
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Nice!! Good on ya for rewarding yourself, you've earned it. Now ride it like you stole it!!
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Ah, the pics were worth waiting for. Nicely done sir.
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I was also hanging the Jamis with the sloped top tube in the opposite direction, so it actually worked with it being angled.
ahh just hang the Jamis back on and all will be right with the universe...
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ahh just hang the Jamis back on and all will be right with the universe...
I thought about that too, but I figured if anyone was in the garage and trying to steal something quickly, they would probably take whatever was on the ground and close to the door. Plus I now ride the Jamis everyday to work, so it makes sense to have it esier to get out.

I suppose I'll just have to redo it with a level!
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Gee, what a great reward for a job well done! Would you consider writing my boss - err wife...ya YA! I mean my better half! And explaining to her how truly motivating it is to have such a goal.'
I think she will see how big a deal it is when you get there!
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Nice bike.On the other hand his (Gilmour) website leaves a great deal to be desired.Oh well.
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Nice bike.On the other hand his (Gilmour) website leaves a great deal to be desired.Oh well.
It does indeed and something I hope to help out with. He had someone else start to redesign it but then he disappeared. He wants me to go in and work on the content, but the overall look needs a ton of help too.
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I love the colours, and shesh the new bike should be on the floor ready to go not hanging on a wall!
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