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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 11-25-09, 05:37 PM   #1
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Considering New Purchase - a scale

Hello -

I have not owned a scale in my life. Used to use the one at the gym or the one at my parents or the one at the department store. Now, I am thinking of getting one.

A few weeks ago I stepped on my sister-in-law's scale and it showed a larger number than I had ever seen: even though I am certainly down quite a bit over the past 9 months. This got me thinking that maybe I should drop the cash and get a bathroom scale. A year or so ago I may have had as hard a time buying a scale as buying an off the rack suit.

Or, I could save the money from the scale and get a larger set of tires for my xmas present to myself: a Specialized Roubaix Expert. dunno.

Anyway - 3 cheers for the clydes.
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Old 11-25-09, 06:01 PM   #2
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If you've gone this long without a scale, I'd say get a tape measure instead and use the cash to outfit your new ride!
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Old 11-26-09, 01:32 PM   #3
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Scales are kinda like bicycle computers.

Both can be useful tools to measure progress, or at least remind you of where your are.
Both can also be 'buzz-kills' if they cause you to lose focus.
Neither one will do the work for you, but both can help you as you work towards whatever goal you set for yourself.
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