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 11-10-11, 09:53 PM   #1
Tall Cool One
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Tall Cool One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Shawn Bradley had his 80 cm Trek road bike stolen!!!!!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports...O9M_story.html

The ultimate Clyde had his bike stolen. Fortunately, he got it back.
Tall Cool One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-11, 10:46 PM   #2
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tall Cool One View Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports...O9M_story.html

The ultimate Clyde had his bike stolen. Fortunately, he got it back.
Considering how often he had the ball stolen when he played in Philly...... :-)
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-11, 10:54 PM   #3
Homeyba
Senior Member
 
Homeyba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Coast, California
Bikes: Colnago C-50, Calfee Dragonfly Tandem, Specialized Allez Pro, Peugeot Competition Light
Posts: 3,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Who is Shawn Bradley? A basketball player? He must be tall to have a bike like that.
Homeyba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-11, 11:17 PM   #4
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
Who is Shawn Bradley? A basketball player? He must be tall to have a bike like that.
Played for Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Dallas. He's seven feet six inches tall.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Bradley
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-11, 08:09 AM   #5
whitehare
Senior Member
 
whitehare's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Bikes: 2012 Fuji Cross 2.0, 2015 GT Grade 105/Ultegra
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow the wheels look so tiny on that bike. they look like bmx wheels
whitehare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-11, 08:28 AM   #6
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Finally read the article at the link the OP provided. Turns out Bradley took up cycling to help lose weight since he retired from the NBA. He's serious about it. And in a week in which sports has been connected to vile behavior it's a pleasure to read about a genuinely nice man helping kids.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-11, 08:29 AM   #7
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 9,374
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 371 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
Considering how often he had the ball stolen when he played in Philly...... :-)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! He's ten times stiffer than that frame.

Poor Manute Bol could have ridden that bike if he raised the seat a bit.
indyfabz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-11, 08:47 AM   #8
Tall Cool One
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Tall Cool One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! He's ten times stiffer than that frame.

.
OUCH!!!!! That's cold.
Tall Cool One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-11, 12:30 PM   #9
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 9,374
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 371 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
Finally read the article at the link the OP provided. Turns out Bradley took up cycling to help lose weight since he retired from the NBA. He's serious about it. And in a week in which sports has been connected to vile behavior it's a pleasure to read about a genuinely nice man helping kids.
True dat. If I am not mistaken, he did missionary work between colle and the NBA. But your joke was still funny as all get out. I was still a Sixer fan back then. Now I couldn't care less about pro ball.
indyfabz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-11, 01:33 PM   #10
Wolfwerx
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Bikes: '74 Schwinn Le Tour (x2), '83 Bianchi, '96 Trek 820, '96 Trek 470, '99 Xmart Squishy Bike, '03 Giant Cypress
Posts: 489
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow. I've got a 36" inseam, and I couldn't even pedal that sucker, I bet.
I have a heck of a time getting a properly-fitting bike... I guess it helps to have some pro-athlete money to buy that bad-boy.
Wolfwerx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-11, 07:55 PM   #11
Mithrandir
Senior Member
 
Mithrandir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Buffalo, NY
Bikes: 2012 Surly LHT, 1995 GT Outpost Trail
Posts: 2,400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Saw the title and thought 80cm had to be a typo. I couldn't comprehend a bike that big. My new one is 56 cm and I'm taller than average.

Then I opened the link.

Wow.

That is all.
Mithrandir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-11, 10:40 PM   #12
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
True dat. If I am not mistaken, he did missionary work between colle and the NBA. But your joke was still funny as all get out. I was still a Sixer fan back then. Now I couldn't care less about pro ball.
Yes, he was an LDS missionary for two years before he joined the Sixers. About as wholesome a guy as ever laced up. But not aggressive enough and often injured.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-11, 07:28 PM   #13
joe_mn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: mpls, mn
Bikes: raleigh peak
Posts: 81
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i saw a pic of shaq riding a custom bike about 10yrs ago. 7ft, 320lbs, bike had a huge frame of course but i do not recall what size wheels it had. frame looked like a modified motorcycle frame.
joe_mn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-11, 12:11 PM   #14
waynesulak
Senior Member
 
waynesulak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ft Worth, TX
Bikes: 650B tandem converted from Santana Arriva, Santana Noventa, Boulder Bicycle 700C, Gunnar Sport, Trek TX700,
Posts: 1,922
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Shawn Bradley played for my local team, the Dallas Mavericks, for quite a while. He took a lot of abuse for not being a star in spite of his height. I thought he handled it quite well and probably got as much performance out of his body as possible and was a fine citizen. I would not mind him living next door. That is a lot more than you can say about many NBA players.
waynesulak 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 09:23 AM.