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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 01-20-10, 07:02 AM   #1
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My Next Project

I've always wanted to build my own bike. Just because. Anyway, I think I might start with a red one of these.

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...nito-6657.html

Of course by the time I've pulled the funds together, I'll have changed my mind 10 times, but for now, this is it!!!
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Old 01-20-10, 10:32 AM   #2
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Nice looking bike! Just be aware that building a bike from the frame up always ends up costing a lot more than buying a complete bike...
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Old 01-20-10, 11:02 AM   #3
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Nice looking bike! Just be aware that building a bike from the frame up always ends up costing a lot more than buying a complete bike...
On the short term. In the long run, you'll end up replacing all the stock parts with the parts you really want, so you're paying for the complete bike and the upgrade parts. I've got a 2008 Cross Check complete, which at this point, the only stock components are the frame/fork/headset, handlebars, shifters and rear hub/spokes.
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