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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 07-22-10, 11:06 PM   #1
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A change in plan.... the different new bike!



I only wanted to type it all out once, so I put the details on my blog.

I do have some things I'll still need to work on and a couple things Im worried about but mostly Im super happy to have a great new bike!
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Old 07-22-10, 11:26 PM   #2
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You got your sweet deal!!! Awesome!(!!!!) Congratulations!
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I only wanted to type it all out once, so I put the details on my blog.

I do have some things I'll still need to work on and a couple things Im worried about but mostly Im super happy to have a great new bike!
"Plus, because it's new, I have a full warranty from the manufacturer."

Are you sure? I thought warranties don't transfer. But I could be wrong.

Nice bike!
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It's a beauty! Congratulations on your sweet deal.

P.S. Red bikes are faster.
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Old 07-23-10, 07:08 AM   #5
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Congratulations on the nice bike - be sure and let us know how you like ti after putting on a few miles.
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Old 07-23-10, 07:24 AM   #6
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"Plus, because it's new, I have a full warranty from the manufacturer."

Are you sure? I thought warranties don't transfer. But I could be wrong.

Nice bike!
Good point, Mr. The Historian. I'll check with my Fuji rep (or just send in the never filled out warranty card and hope for the best! )
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Congratulations!
I have the exact same bike. I think you will love it.
I love mine.
Have fun.
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Thats great, and it takes some of the sting out of getting yours stolen. Enjoy it! BTW; I agree, RED BIKES ARE FAST!
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Oh now I'm seriously jealous!
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The funny part was is that Craigslist had been basically bone dry for the entire week. There were a couple bikes I might have been ok buying, but nothing close to this.
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Incredible opportunity, glad you jumped on it. It will be fun to watch your progress in the next year.
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Some people just hit they jackpot sometimes .... awesome bike, now go and ride the guts out of it.
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Ugh, sorry you had your other bike stolen, but it looks like it worked out well in the end.

It also makes me feel less badly that your post reminded me I have a small box somewhere in the house that never got mailed. I'm really sorry about that, somehow life got in the way of short term memory.......
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No problem! Im glad the part didnt get here before it got stolen and its no longer needed. FD on this bike is Tiagra. Share it with someone who needs it!

But I do miss the hub you gave me. I doubt these Alex racing wheels will hold up too long and i dont want to risk it for Timberman 70.3
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Congrats!! great looking bike!!!
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45 miles on the bike today. First ride of that distance, and I certain about 3 things:

1. The factory saddle will be replaced shortly. Typical butt hatchet. No cut out, not the right size for my sit bones.
2. The pedals will be replaced shortly. They have an integrated toe clip, but are pretty small and because of my shoe size, I can only get my toes and the very front of the ball of my foot on the peal due to the clip. 45 miles pedaling with your toes is pretty uncomfy.
3. Every other part of that bike feels awesome. The frame is light and responsive. The components (now that theyve gotten a professional adjustment) shift and brake smoothly and sharply exactly as you'd expect from a nice enthusiast level bike.
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