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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 08-30-11, 08:42 PM   #1
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NBD (New Bike Day)

Picked up my 2012 Trek Madone 3.1 today. Love it!




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Old 08-30-11, 08:51 PM   #2
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I want one! Nice bike, enjoy!
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Old 08-30-11, 09:16 PM   #4
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Sweet ride! Congrats...
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Old 08-30-11, 09:22 PM   #5
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I was able to put about 15 miles on it this evening. Love the Std. shifters. Glad I didn't go for the double tap.
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Old 08-30-11, 09:41 PM   #6
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She's a beauty.... Time to update your sig.
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Old 08-30-11, 09:44 PM   #7
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She's a beauty.... Time to update your sig.
Ha...I was doing it before I read your post!
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Old 08-30-11, 09:57 PM   #8
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Very nice bike

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NICE! I love that sparkly blue color!
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Old 08-31-11, 07:06 PM   #10
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Definitely nice. I like!!
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So pretty! Or maybe I should say "handsome."

What is "double tap?"
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Old 09-01-11, 03:01 PM   #12
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Happy Bike Day to you! Love the color.
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Old 09-01-11, 06:28 PM   #13
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Beautiful bike

http://www.bicyclewarehouse.com/arti...vers-pg463.htm

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So pretty! Or maybe I should say "handsome."

What is "double tap?"
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It's funny, I went from at 27 spd to a 20 spd and feel like I have more gears! Guess because I rarely dropped to the small chainring in front, but with 10 in the rear, I feel I have more range. I was worried about loosing 7 spds, but now I see why the three combo in the front is not needed.
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It's gorgeous! I love the shade of blue, and the "sparkly" look it has.

But what's that suitcase doing on your stem???

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SRAM shifters work differently. Double Tap lets you shift in one direction the same way you would on Shimano, but you shift the other way by pushing the paddle lever even further than normal. I didn't like it, either, but mostly because of unfamiliarity.
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Old 09-02-11, 09:46 AM   #17
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Flip it!
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Old 09-02-11, 11:00 AM   #19
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Congrats! Great looking ride. Love the colors and scheme.
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Old 09-02-11, 11:19 AM   #20
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You have a very nice garage floor.
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