Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

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.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-22-10, 12:33 AM   #1
Mass Mover
Thread Starter
takingcontrol's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Independence OR
Bikes: KHS XXL
Posts: 303
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It has been a while

Well, I feel I need to say sorry for not posting recently. My excuse is discrete math and the proofs that I must prove. This class is causing me much pain (in the brain) and many feelings of failure and inadequacy. Back to the topic that I enjoy I took my new (to me) baby out for my first ride since changing almost everything. Some of you may remember that I bought my first road bike after riding with fellow forum members in 2009. The bike ,an 84 Bianchi (Japanese), originally was a six speed rear 126 spacing with down-tube friction shifters. I changed to a 130 spacing 8 speed rear with indexed bar end shifters. The wheel set is from BWW and including the wheels I have about $440 into the bike. This bike is so much more responsive then my hybrid I cant explain. I took it out today and found out how much stamina I have lost since Sept. I only did about 8 miles this time out. The weather is starting to turn towards Oregon's beautiful green instead of winters ugly gray so I plan on getting out as much as I can. Anyway I have to get back to my headache but I wanted to post some before and after pics.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bianchi1.jpg (96.2 KB, 20 views)
File Type: jpg bianchi2.jpg (94.2 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg bianchi3.jpg (16.8 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg 002.jpg (94.1 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg 003.jpg (94.2 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg 004.jpg (94.5 KB, 11 views)
takingcontrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-10, 02:28 AM   #2
Tilting with windmills
txvintage's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Texas 'Burbs
Bikes: Many
Posts: 4,832
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Good to hear from ya TC. The winter has not been kinid to me and my mileage hoes either. Hopefully that will change after the last knee/femur appointment this Friday.

The Bianchi is loking sharp. I have 8 speed barends on my touring rig and love them. They are a great economical alternative to downtube shifters.
txvintage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-10, 09:27 PM   #3
I am the Snail~!
Peter_C's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Near Akron, Ohio
Bikes: 2010 TerraTrike Rover 8
Posts: 1,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wave from Sunny kissimmee, FL (where I am til Wednesday night with my Boss).

I finally rode my new reaL Bike one time last Saturday for 2+ miles - real difference from the stationary, but way too cold at 35 degrees.

Remember, real life always comes first, we'll all still be here when you come back!
Peter_C is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:57 PM.