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    Brooks B17 with springs (Champion Flyer)

    http://www.wallbike.com/champion-flyer

    Will this be ok for a Clyde? Or will I 'bottom out' and be horribly disappointed? My weight in the ticker is pretty accurate. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by episodic View Post
    http://www.wallbike.com/champion-flyer

    Will this be ok for a Clyde? Or will I 'bottom out' and be horribly disappointed? My weight in the ticker is pretty accurate. . .
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    You won't bottom out at that weight. I was told the roads were not bad enough around here to get that. I wish I would have. I love my brooks, but I wish I would have went for the flyer.
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    I'm a 300 pounder and I love my Flyer. And yes I can actually feel the springing while riding. I love it more than my B-17.
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    I had the Brooks Flyer pre-aged (until it was stolen). I hover between 215 and 240 and never had a problem.

    The Velo-Orange model 5 is on my shortlist right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exile View Post
    I had the Brooks Flyer pre-aged (until it was stolen). I hover between 215 and 240 and never had a problem.

    The Velo-Orange model 5 is on my shortlist right now.
    I've own them both. I love them both. I don't have any problem s with either and my weight climbs to 240 at times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irwin7638 View Post
    I've own them both. I love them both. I don't have any problem s with either and my weight climbs to 240 at times.
    How do you feel the Velo and Brooks match up to one another. I was able to get a great deal on the Flyer (about $70), but would be hard pressed to shell out $110 to replace it. Are the rails longer? Also, do you need a special spanner?
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    I have the flyer and haven't had any problem with bottoming out and I've easily got 30-lbs on you.

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