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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 10-21-09, 06:02 PM   #1
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Critique My Fit

Not that I really care cause I am very comfy on my bike but they do it all the time in the roadie forum so why can't we?

Really, I just like posting pics, todys' ride!


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Nice bike, good form and I'd envisioned you fatter.

Seat could be a little higher ... maybe Depends on how much you care to flex your feet. Overall you appear at ease.
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I don't have any comments on the fit, but I've been dying to know: Who is the Nicer Beaner?!
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Too much air in those tires
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I don't have any comments on the fit, but I've been dying to know: Who is the Nicer Beaner?!
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Old 10-21-09, 06:26 PM   #6
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Too much air in those tires
The red tire gives it anyay, hunh?
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Old 10-21-09, 06:29 PM   #7
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Nice bike, good form and I'd envisioned you fatter. .
6'1 230'ish....must be all the fat pony talk!
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What size frame?
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57 sloping top tube, fork tube uncut.
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From that picture, your fit looks fine.
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Actually I don't that bike fits you very well. You would look meaner on a black frame. You can send it to me since I look abfab in yellow. Am I doing this right?
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57 sloping top tube, fork tube uncut.
gotta get me an uncut fork for my raleigh!
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Flip it, you're not in the 53-11, your jersey is too loose, you're not struggling enough, your legs aren't shaved! Sound roadie enough for ya. Otherwise not bad.
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Flip it, you're not in the 53-11, your jersey is too loose, you're not struggling enough, your legs aren't shaved! Sound roadie enough for ya. Otherwise not bad.

Hey, it was uphill and the a headwind blowing about 30 mph or else I would! I WAS the only one up there today! As far as the jersey, only one I can afford. Shaved legs? Gina wore out our razor!

Hey Timmy, my other bike is a real dark blue, close to black. I do look pretty mean on it though, ask Homey!...This is my beater bike! I'd send it to you but I just built the back wheel so I'm still breaking it in!

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gotta get me an uncut fork for my raleigh!

When I bought the bike, they asked how low a cut did I desire. The dude said he coud leave it uncut for more height. I didn't really know much about the new threadless set ups. Left it long so it's easier to stay in the drops longer. No that I ride the drops much ,but even the hoods are easier to reach.

I'm not a racer so the race lower setup was not appealing to me. Rec rider so the relaxed reach is much better for my style.
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first off, your shirt sleeves are to short....and wtf is that blue stuff in the background...and what...no smile...looks more like a grimace..lol....
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YA blue would make you more mean looking, especially with your grimace. As far as the new wheel goes, send that to me since I am good at breaking them
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Hey Beanz, wasn't it uphill both ways into a 30mph headwind! You also forgot to tell them about shoveling all the snow off the road (with a hand shovel of course) before your ride as well.


btw, It's smart to leave your fork stem uncut. It allows you to easily adjust your bar height should you want to. I race with my bars very low and raise them about 1 1/4" for randoneuring type rides.
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As far as the new wheel goes, send that to me since I am good at breaking them
I had the same problem so I started building my own. It's not really that tough, give it a try.
I had this rim and hub sitting in my closet for 10 years. Shimano 600 hub (old Ultegra) so I paid $15 for spokes and built it up myself. 500 hudred miles already!

It's a 28 hole. I'd rather have 32 but for $15, it's good till I find a deal on a new 32 V. I once found a V on a clearance rack for $25!
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Looks like a good Eddy Merckx fit
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Hey Beanz, wasn't it uphill both ways into a 30mph headwind! You also forgot to tell them about shoveling all the snow off the road (with a hand shovel of course) before your ride as well.

Well I didn't wanna brag!....Actually the way down was funny. With the tailwind I was rolling at 37 in a tuck when usually I'm doing about 27 pedaling. The tailwind section parallels the 15 fwy. Looking over at the drivers watching me roll along side the fwy is funny.
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I ride parallel to a highway for a short bit sometimes too. It's fun when you are going faster than them.
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Not that I really care cause I am very comfy on my bike but they do it all the time in the roadie forum so why can't we?
You have a major problem here, your feet are way below your body and what's with that teeny little saddle?

You should strive for a fit more like this guy:
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Too much air in those tires
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What's the problem with too much air? I normally inflate my tyres to the top rated presure (130lbs on current tyres). Or were you simply being facecious and I didn't catch on?

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Shoes and jersey matched to frame. Nice.
Helmet and gloves matched, but not to bike/outfit. 2 point deduction.
Mismatched tires and hairy legs mean you forfeit your roadie card.

Bike fit seems fine, but it's not like anyone can really tell from a still shot at a forward angle. Good pic, though!
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