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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 03-14-11, 11:35 PM   #1
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Finally got a road bike

I have been swapping between on and off road tires on my mountain bike for almost a year. Actually missed out on some rides because I had the wrong tires and didn't have the time or desire to change for 1 ride.

Well, my excuses are done! A friend found a frame cheap and built it up for me with spare parts he had (some new ones). I call it a Frankindale...

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Old 03-15-11, 04:49 AM   #2
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congrats on the road bike and being able to leave the mtb set up for the dirt.
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Old 03-15-11, 05:11 AM   #3
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Heck of a friend you got there. I think you owe him few drinks
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Old 03-15-11, 06:54 AM   #4
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Sweet! Red bikes rock.
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Old 03-15-11, 07:09 AM   #5
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I have been swapping between on and off road tires on my mountain bike for almost a year. Actually missed out on some rides because I had the wrong tires and didn't have the time or desire to change for 1 ride.

Well, my excuses are done! A friend found a frame cheap and built it up for me with spare parts he had (some new ones). I call it a Frankindale...

Looking good.....
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Old 03-15-11, 08:35 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone. One of my goals this year was to do my first century at the end of April (Shiner GASP) and now I have no excuses to miss that

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Heck of a friend you got there. I think you owe him few drinks
While he didn't do it for free, I definitely owe him a few
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Old 03-15-11, 08:38 AM   #7
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That is a friend indeed, great looking Frankendale..........
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Old 03-15-11, 08:39 AM   #8
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I am sure he was as happy to help a friend get a new bike as you were to get it. Helping my friends in these situations makes me happy for days. I still get excited every time I see my buddy who I sold my Le Tour to.

Congrats a century is a hell of a distance for anyone, nice job.
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Old 03-15-11, 09:08 AM   #9
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Nice and congrats! I rode a Cannondale R300 for years and loved it.
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