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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 04-17-10, 08:20 PM   #1
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Better Late than Never? - My *new* Bike

So that it is official, here is a photo of my Bicycle, bought prior to my TKR. It hung from my garage ceiling staring at me all during my PT.

Today, I did my first 10+ mile ride with another rider, so decided to Post a photo taken today to celebrate!

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2010 Giant Suede DX 2" Marathon tires, Giant rack, Performance -cheap bag

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Old 04-17-10, 08:22 PM   #2
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Old 04-17-10, 08:25 PM   #3
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Beautiful bike. I like the color of it. Good job for doing 10 miles today.
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Way to go! Keep it up.
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Nice!

What rack and trunk is that on there?
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Old 04-17-10, 09:21 PM   #6
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good ride, nice bike
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Very nice. Reminds me of my Navigator.
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People have told me to go to smaller tires... the Marathons are 2" and I put 80 PSI in them. I would have to drop to 1" or 1.25" to get to 100PSI tires... Is there that much speed gain to trade off the *secure* feel of the ride? I dunno.

A lady with a "Electra Townie" had her stock tires changed at Ernie's while I was chatting with her husband. Had 2" 60PSI, went to 1" 110PSI tires - went out into the parking lot and exclaimed right away how much faster her bike was????

But, what are the trade-offs???
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don't know really its up to you and where you usually cycle. i noticed it straight away that there was less drag and you have to work less so it was all positive for me. the 1.25" are still quite wide to keep the secure feel i think but thats just me, i don't go off road that much. i got my schwalbe city jet on special offer for about 20 euro so i just thought what the hey and tried them out. you can always go back if you don't like it but i don't think you will
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If it makes you happy riding it the way it is then just leave it at that.
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Old 04-18-10, 02:49 PM   #11
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That's awesome. I was actually going to get that bike but opted for the Seek instead.
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