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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 05-20-11, 02:03 PM   #1
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Got my bike to day!!!!!!!

So finally after a lot of searching I got a bike.

I finally chose a Giant Cypress.

I loved the look of the schwinn beach cruiser, but by the time I paid tax and shipping and assembly fee, and then adjustments etc, I'd be looking at about the same price as this bike.

It's soooo comfortable at least it was on the quick trip I took around the block. I wanted to take it further but it's raining cats and dogs here right now.

Oh, and guess what? It really is true that you never forget how to ride a bike. I haven't ridden for 20 years and I just hopped on.. I was a little shaky but nothing a little practice won't cure.

I also had a 100.00 worth of gift certificates from amazon.com so I got a kryptonite lock, helmet, bell, front lamp, rear blinking light, and super cool lights for my tires that change color.

I still need to get a rack for the back but that can wait I'm beyond excited ..seriously.
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Old 05-20-11, 02:09 PM   #2
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Congrats on the bike, i purchased a Giant Cypress myself at the beggining of the month, have ridden it just about every day since, love the bike.
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Old 05-20-11, 02:21 PM   #3
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Get it all setup and post some pics, especially of the tire thing that lights up.
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Old 05-20-11, 02:42 PM   #4
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Get it all setup and post some pics, especially of the tire thing that lights up.
Are they like these?
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Old 05-20-11, 02:43 PM   #5
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Oh, yeh...forgot to say:

Congrats on the new ride!
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Old 05-20-11, 03:14 PM   #6
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The light for the tire is these http://www.niteize.com/collections/l...ducts/spokelit I got the "disco" lights that change color. They also can be set to blink
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Congratulations ! Now go out and ride.
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Just in time for the weather to clear up this weekend! Have fun riding and post pics! Also, the Tour de Queens is coming up in July: http://tourdequeens.org/
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Old 05-20-11, 06:13 PM   #9
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That's a lotta bike for 300 clams. Have fun on your brand NEW bike!
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Old 05-20-11, 06:20 PM   #10
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Just in time for the weather to clear up this weekend! Have fun riding and post pics! Also, the Tour de Queens is coming up in July: http://tourdequeens.org/
That sounds fabulous! I'm going to do it for sure.
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Old 05-20-11, 06:32 PM   #11
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After putting 50-100 miles on this please go back and have them do a tuneup on the bike. When a bike is new the cables and the spokes may need adjustment after riding. This should be a free service.
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Old 05-20-11, 06:44 PM   #12
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After putting 50-100 miles on this please go back and have them do a tuneup on the bike. When a bike is new the cables and the spokes may need adjustment after riding. This should be a free service.
Yup yup yup! I The shop mechanic told me to go back in about 2-3 weeks of light riding for this adjustment. I can go back as many times as I need to the first year... Other bike shops were offering free tuneups for three or four years but I couldn't afford their bikes!
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Nice bike
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Nice bike
Go ride and have fun
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Good choice. A nice bike that will no doubt give you many trouble free miles, have fun!
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That's a nice looking bike.

Which color did you get ?
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That's a nice looking bike.

Which color did you get ?
I got the white.. Another shop had the same model in a BEAUTIFUL light blue but they wanted $330.00 for it and I couldn't talk them down even a dime. The shop I bought it from had white in stock and listed at 309.00 but I got them down to $260.00. I guess the white just wasn't a seller compared to that beautiful blue.... Right now money is tight and I just couldn't bring myself to go over budget to pay $70.00 extra just for color.

And thanks everyone. I really worried that I would buy the "wrong bike" but I really think this one is going to serve me well. Can't wait to get out tomorrow and ride. I'm going to actually WALK MY BIKE 5 blocks over to the greenway because I'm too afraid to ride in traffic until I get a little practice.. It HAS been 20 years after all. I'll return and report!
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Looks like a great bike to get back into riding. Have fun on it! Btw, there's no shame in starting within your comfort zone and working up to riding on the streets with traffic. Just build up your confidence at your own pace, then take to the streets when you're ready!
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Old 05-21-11, 09:21 AM   #19
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Welcome to the Cypress club! I got a Cypress DX in 2008 that's my daily rider out here in pothole city (county roads haven't been paved since Roosevelt administration).

Now go ride!
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Congratulations!! It looks like great fun to ride!

Any bike you love is an excellent choice - and it doesn't hurt that Giant makes good bikes too!

I think white is both elegant and sporty... and look, with the money you saved you were able to accessorize - which is always fun!

I have "monkeylectric" lights on my rear wheel of my commuter - I commute home at night all year round. I have them set at "random" patterns so they are great fun. The only problem is... when I spend too much time looking back at the pretty light pattern and not on the road in front of me!

When I figure out how to "link" video.... oh and use the video portion on my camera, I will post vid of the lights. Actually, it's likely someone has done so on the Commuting sub-forum, already.

Have fun!!
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