Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-20-11, 08:52 PM   #1
DannyboyUpstate
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Newbie here

Hey guys! Glad I found this forum, everyone here seems pretty encouraging.

I'm 6'3" and 320lbs and 28 years old. I gained roughly 100lbs in 10 years since high school. I used to ride BMX like a maniac in high school. Doesn't seem like an uncommon story around here. Looking to drop back down, I work with a guy who is a certifiable roadie. He psyched me all up and sent me to a local bike shop, who set me up with a new bike. I purchased a Scott SUB40. It's a hybrid kinda bike, which luckily for my goofy ass, comes in an appropriate size.

SUPER FUN to ride. It's way fast, and seems to be durable so far.



I'll be around for awhile and let you guys know how I make out.

Thanks!
Danny
DannyboyUpstate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-11, 09:29 PM   #2
nfmisso
Nigel
 
nfmisso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: 1980s and 1990s steel: CyclePro, Nishiki, Schwinn, SR, Trek........
Posts: 1,884
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
welcome aboard.

make sure you read the broken rear spoke threads. Check out: http://www.bikexprt.com/bicycle/tension.htm
nfmisso is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-11, 07:29 AM   #3
CJ C
Senior Member
 
CJ C's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chicago
Bikes: Wally World Huffy Cranbrook Cruiser (with siily wicker front basket)
Posts: 930
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
that is a darn sweet bike, i am now jealous.
How does the saddle feel on long rides?

Last edited by CJ C; 06-21-11 at 10:11 AM.
CJ C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-11, 09:06 AM   #4
steve85
Senior Member
 
steve85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Bikes: 04' Trek 7200 Multitrack
Posts: 536
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome Danny, sweet ride!
steve85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-11, 06:41 AM   #5
DannyboyUpstate
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJ C View Post
that is a darn sweet bike, i am now jealous.
How does the saddle feel on long rides?
The saddle that came with the bike is wayyy too small for my goofy self. I got this saddle from Cloud 9 through the bike shop. It's very comfy, even if my road bike friends make fun of it. haha.

DannyboyUpstate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-11, 06:46 AM   #6
bautieri
Downtown Spanky Brown
 
bautieri's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Camp Hill, Pennsyltucky
Bikes: 14 Motobecane Phantom Cross Pro 2000 Kona Lana'I
Posts: 2,102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hang onto that old saddle. Once you start putting in longer rides, you might find it to be more comfortable than a big squishy saddle. There is a reason why the roadie friends have seats the way they do, but if this one is the one that is giving you the "comfort" (in quotations because I remember just how comfortable bike saddles where when I first started riding again ) to get out and ride then rock it!

Very nice looking bike, I like that
bautieri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-11, 10:27 AM   #7
nfmisso
Nigel
 
nfmisso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: 1980s and 1990s steel: CyclePro, Nishiki, Schwinn, SR, Trek........
Posts: 1,884
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bautieri View Post
Hang onto that old saddle. Once you start putting in longer rides, you might find it to be more comfortable than a big squishy saddle. There is a reason why the roadie friends have seats the way they do, but if this one is the one that is giving you the "comfort" (in quotations because I remember just how comfortable bike saddles where when I first started riding again ) to get out and ride then rock it!

Very nice looking bike, I like that
+1 on keeping the original saddle; if you are riding 10+ miles at a time, you'll be back to it in a hundred miles.
nfmisso is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-11, 09:29 PM   #8
DannyboyUpstate
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So the consensus is; the wider seat (it's really not a huge gel seat, but is substantially bigger than the stocker) is initially more comfortable, but the smaller seats are sustainably more comfortable? Is that about right?
DannyboyUpstate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-11, 09:38 PM   #9
gitarzan
Lost Again
 
gitarzan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Columbus, Oh!
Bikes: Soma Saga, 1991 Sirrus, Specialized Secteur Elite, Miele Umbria Elite.
Posts: 1,041
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DannyboyUpstate View Post
So the consensus is; the wider seat (it's really not a huge gel seat, but is substantially bigger than the stocker) is initially more comfortable, but the smaller seats are sustainably more comfortable? Is that about right?
Once you really get going in your program, you'll find the fat seat places too much pressure over too much area and may also chafe.

Think of the skinny seat as being like a crutch top, you know, the part that goes under your arm. You don't really use it as much as a support (your arms are doing that) but as a stabilizer to keep it in place.

Last edited by gitarzan; 07-05-11 at 09:43 PM.
gitarzan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-11, 10:11 PM   #10
DannyboyUpstate
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
Once you really get going in your program, you'll find the fat seat places too much pressure over too much area and may also chafe.

Think of the skinny seat as being like a crutch top, you know, the part that goes under your arm. You don't really use it as much as a support (your arms are doing that) but as a stabilizer to keep it in place.

Got it that makes total sense. I can definitely feel it in my arms after I ride. Which was kind of a surprise to me. Nothing is going numb, or anything, but there's definitely some stress there.


Watched 'American Flyers' tonight for some inspiration after a 6 1/2 mile quick ride. LOL. That was fun. The ride and the movie that is!

Thanks for being supportive guys.
DannyboyUpstate is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:00 PM.