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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 03-21-11, 08:19 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-21-11, 11:32 PM   #2
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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. . .
You'll be fine; but if in doubt, e-mail brooks.
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Old 03-22-11, 12:33 AM   #3
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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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Old 03-22-11, 02:24 PM   #5
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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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Old 03-23-11, 06:41 AM   #6
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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.
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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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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Old 03-23-11, 02:24 PM   #8
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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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