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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 05-18-11, 04:00 PM   #1
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My New Clyde Flat Bar Ride...

My son really took a liking to my Specialized Globe, so he's co-opted it (okay, I gave it to him, but he asked nicely and my back yard looks fantastic! LOL!) and I was reduced to a full-on MTB, and my Seven roadbike... I really enjoyed my flat-bar "fun bike" for anything from casual rides on asphalt trails, to trips to the store, rides with teh kids, etc... I really miss that bike already (and its only been a week.. LOL). So, time to build the Diamondback Ti frame (mid-90's frame made in the US).... I am not done yet by any means, but I am pretty close. Waiting on some tools (headset reomval/press so that the King HS can go in..).

It will have a mostly-mountain drive-train, but will ride on a carbon rigid fork (disc compatible), and Michelin slicks..

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Old 05-18-11, 04:15 PM   #2
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That is a VERY sexy build for your "beater"
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Old 05-18-11, 04:23 PM   #3
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That is a VERY sexy build for your "beater"
Yeah, its a little ridiculous and over the top, but the only "new" parts on it so far are the bars and tires... The rest I've sourced from Fleabay and C-list.

The brakes are a funny touch--my more svelte friends will rib me and say they completely understand why I need such powerful brakes--all that mass is not easy to slow down... LOL!!
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Old 06-03-11, 12:34 AM   #4
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Finished her... Went with Juicy Ultimates instead of the Hope quads, and she is just as I pictured her! Haven't cut the steerer too much yet--waiting to see where I want my hands. Can't wait to ride it! This will be my more casual/commuter/grocery getter.











Still have to tidy up the brake cables, and decide on pedals, but she's good to go!
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Old 06-03-11, 12:41 AM   #5
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I'm jeleous!!! That is a sexy ride!

What did you do with the hope's?
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Old 06-03-11, 12:53 AM   #6
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I'm jeleous!!! That is a sexy ride!

What did you do with the hope's?
Sold 'em right back on fleabay. And didn't lose a penny... . Great brakes, but the Juicy's are a bit more suited to this bike.

Thanks! Can't wait to ride it!

I did most of the work myself, except for the cabling (I need to get over my fear of cabling derailleurs! Lol!). I even learned how to make a headset removal tool and a press--from Home Depot parts!

Very cool. Next bike, I'm doing the cables myself. Maybe I need another project to learn on. Yup. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! N+1! Lol!

Oh, and I might do the cranks soon too, although these old Xtr's are butter smooth. Might leave them alone for a while...
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Old 06-03-11, 06:03 AM   #7
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Very nice build up, congrats!
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Old 06-03-11, 06:14 AM   #8
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Dang! That's one nice bike!
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I agree. The cranks are the only things that look out of place. If you ever sell that bike, pleeeease let me know.

Also, cabling Derailleurs is easy... You just need to try so you ssee how easy it is.
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Nice bike... Looks fun to ride. (I need to get busy with my project bikes)
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Old 06-04-11, 10:04 AM   #11
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Nice! Take a better picture of it and post it in the Hybrid picture thread!
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