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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 09-24-11, 02:57 PM   #1
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D'oh!

Earlier today the LBS called. My new (to me) Tarmac was ready to pick up! I ran over at lunch at swung it by the house before returning to work.

Well my wife calls and I tell her I will probably take it for a quick 5-10 miles tonight just to get a feel for it. She uses her "wife tone" to remind me it hasnt been two weeks since the dislocated shoulder and I'm not supposed to be riding yet. I again say that it will be a quick 5-10 mile just for fun ride. She replies "uh-huh".

She then makes me to promise that I wont leave the MUP, because that will force me to keep the speeds down. Dang! There is a downside to marrying a woman who is smarter than you. --
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Im stupid, I guess...what is a MUP? Also, congrats on getting the bike! Hope your ride went well!
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Old 09-24-11, 06:38 PM   #3
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No, you are not stupid.

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Ahem ...... mymojo .... Pictures ..... ?

Congrats on the new bike
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Old 09-24-11, 08:58 PM   #4
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Only did about 6 miles. The shoulders still a little sore. I need to raise the seat maybe 2 cm. And I was feeling a lot of pressure on my hands. Not sure now to tweak that. Flip the stem back up maybe?

And here it is. '06 Tarmac with a take off 105 gruppo from an 08 Roubaix.

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That's purty...
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Dude, you bought a tarmac! The bars are supposed to be about 2 feet below the seat. You're gonna have weight on your hands.

Congrats on the fine bike - have fun.
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Pretty bike. Congrats!
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Dude, you bought a tarmac! The bars are supposed to be about 2 feet below the seat. You're gonna have weight on your hands.

LOL! Tru dat.

But I think its a matter of how much weight. My Allez was set up exactly like this, and there was pressure on my hands... just not this much. I think the difference is that this Tarmacs steerer tube is 3 cm shorter. So I thought that flipping the stem back up might alleviate a bit of discomfort.

Of course, I guess with any new bike set up there's an adjustment period where ya gotta tweak this and that. At least I've reached a point in my cycling development where I can actually realize that and test ride the bike with the thought "what do I need to adjust?" - and come up with some ideas! I'll call that progress
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Wow.

My first carbon bike. I wish I coulda kept it longer than three days. But some thieving bast*rd stole it out of the garage this afternoon
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That sucks so hard to hear. Please tell us that insurance is going to cover it....
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Old 09-26-11, 05:30 PM   #11
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Don't know what the insurance is gonna do yet. But even if they do pay up something, we have an $1800 deductable....
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Oh man, that stinks!
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