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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 02-19-11, 09:10 PM   #1
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New Ride...

I've been test riding bikes the for the past several weeks when weather permitted and had narrowed down the options.

I made my decision and brought her home today!!

2009 Specialized Ruby Elite. New bike and older model so it was a pretty good price.

Full 105, Shimano 105, 10-speed, 12-27t (Cassette) - 50 x 34t (Compact) Chainring.









Can't wait to take her out for a true first ride!!

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Old 02-19-11, 09:25 PM   #2
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Looks like an awesome bike, enjoy it!
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Old 02-19-11, 10:43 PM   #3
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Congrats - my wife has the Ruby and she loves it. Couple of thousand miles later and it rides as strong as day one. Good quality bike - congrats again!
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Old 02-19-11, 11:35 PM   #4
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Very nice bike! Sleek looking and eloquent.

Is there something wrong with me that I think a bike looks eloquent?
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Old 02-20-11, 12:58 AM   #5
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Very nice bike! Sleek looking and eloquent.

Is there something wrong with me that I think a bike looks eloquent?
If bikes speak to you, then nope, nothing wrong at all. Don't feel bad, basses and guitars have been know to talk to me...
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Old 02-20-11, 01:30 AM   #6
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Very nice bike.

My bikes speak to me all the time. Before I rode today my touring bike whispered to me that it may be a little wet on the MUP so I should use it since it has fenders. The other bikes always ask for new things, like new seats and more miles.
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Old 02-20-11, 05:15 AM   #7
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It seems when people describe the 105 group they use phrases like "slick shifting" or "smooth" or "bullet proof". Less expensive groups get "good value" or "durable" phrases attached to them. I think you made a very wise choice. Did you know right away that this was the bike for you?
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Old 02-20-11, 06:20 AM   #8
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Very nice bike. Hope you, and it have many happy miles together.
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Old 02-20-11, 06:43 AM   #9
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It seems when people describe the 105 group they use phrases like "slick shifting" or "smooth" or "bullet proof". Less expensive groups get "good value" or "durable" phrases attached to them.
I always describe 105 shifting as "tolerant" - I ask my bike to do some stupid stuff and it never refuses, no matter how dumb the request.
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Old 02-20-11, 07:21 AM   #10
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I always describe 105 shifting as "tolerant" - I ask my bike to do some stupid stuff and it never refuses, no matter how dumb the request.
Not too far from that to "forgiving."
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Old 02-20-11, 09:06 AM   #11
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Congratulations on your new bike.
Nice bike!
Enjoy
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Old 02-22-11, 09:41 AM   #12
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That bike screams fast.
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Old 02-22-11, 12:06 PM   #13
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Nice

I'd love to take that for a climbing ride! Have fun with it
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Ruby is a great looking and specd. bike. Did they fit it to you? That will make all the difference in the world.
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