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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 06-22-11, 12:29 PM   #1
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Update: New Bike

This is mostly for the taller folks here. I've been looking for a new bike because I've outgrown my Bikes Direct bike. I shopped like crazy at a bunch of different dealers trying to find a bike to replace my HEAVY 64cm steel bike was wasn't having any luck. I left info with several dealers to call me if anything large came in. The other day a Bianchi Dealer called and said that he had a Via Nirone 7 105 in a 63cm and that he wanted me to test ride it. I did and loved it. It was almost a perfect fit right out of the box. For the tall ones among us. I haven't been this comfortable on a bike in a long time. I took it on a ten mile test ride, killed a couple of hills with it and took it home. I did a 40 mile ride last night and commuted on it this morning with a 20 pound back pack and didn't have and hand pain what so ever. It's a compact double instead of a triple which will take some getting used to but the weigh difference is incredible. I went from a 35 to a 24 pound bike with full water bottles. I have nothing against Bikes Direct. I got what I paid for and it is still a great bike just heavy as all get out. Anyhow if this bike is in your price range you may want to see if your dealer has one in a 63 and test ride it.

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Old 06-22-11, 12:35 PM   #2
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Congrats. I purchased a BD bike a couple months ago and really like it. I'm curious how you find the compact, (versus the triple), after you've had a little more experience with it. Ride with it for awhile, and I'd like to hear your thoughts.

p.s. Just purchased a Bianchi for the little lady last Friday. We got a different model than the Via Nirone 7. I hope you got Celeste, right??? There should be a law that Bianchi can only sell bikes in that color. Every other color just isn't "right" on a Bianchi.
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Old 06-22-11, 12:40 PM   #3
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I'll find out this week end about the difference in the MS 150. I'm used to my triple for the hills but since this ride is pretty flat I'm taking the Bianchi. Yes I got the Celeste color.
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Old 06-22-11, 01:26 PM   #4
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I hope you got Celeste, right??? There should be a law that Bianchi can only sell bikes in that color. Every other color just isn't "right" on a Bianchi.
Amen to that. My "old" bike is a low-end celeste green Bianchi. I may just spruce it up and go for a ride... just needs a saddle and some innertubes. And pedals. Easy enough
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Congrats on the new bike, looks good.
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Nice, sharp lookin' bike.
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