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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 04-10-11, 02:53 PM   #1
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ex-Clyde rewards himself with a new bike (N=4)!

So, I have been under 200 pounds for about a month. I held off purchasing my reward until I was sure, I wouldn't pop back above 200... Yesterday, I purchased my reward... A 2011 Specialized Roubaix Comp 105

I took it for its first ride this morning. I left the original seat on for the first ride to give it a try. While the seat wasn't too bad, and I'm pretty sure it could have been further adjusted to eliminate the minor discomfort, I went ahead and put my new Brooks B17 Imperial on the bike. I have been using B17's on my steel touring bike and Dahon folder, but decided that the internal relief of the Imperial might better suite the Roubaix.


Love this bike!
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Old 04-10-11, 03:23 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the weight loss and what a wonderul reward you have chosen

Enjoy!
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Old 04-10-11, 04:28 PM   #3
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Very, very nice! Congrats!
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Old 04-10-11, 04:37 PM   #4
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Very nice bike, congrats on both.
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Old 04-10-11, 05:05 PM   #5
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So cool! Nice job losing weight, and I love your reward choice. I'd also like someday to have a few different bikes for various types of rides.
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Old 04-10-11, 06:22 PM   #6
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Congrats on all. And N = 4.....nice
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Nice bike and it looks like the B17 Imperial was made for it.

Congrats
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Old 04-10-11, 07:07 PM   #8
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Very nice reward, myrridin. I told myself back when I started losing that I'd do the same thing when I broke 200, but sadly for me, economic reality has put the kibosh on that plan. But if I can't do it, I'm glad you can! Congrats!
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Old 04-10-11, 07:12 PM   #9
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Bike looks like a Work of Art!
Congrats on the Weight Loss!
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