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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 02-23-12, 05:18 PM   #1
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Today I said goodbye to the MTB!

Let's call it an early WW reward! Here are a few quick pics because we all know PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN

Just a few random snaps, I had a choice...ride for 30 minutes or take pictures instead, I went with riding! Now it's off to work.

2012 Specialized Secteur Sport Compact.









Need to upgrade the saddle and eventually when I get over my fear of busting my a$$, clipless pedals!

The LBS has been amazing so far!

And HUGE thanks to paisan for walking me through everything and providing me with a wealth of information, without him I would still be lost!
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Old 02-23-12, 05:36 PM   #2
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Great looking bike. And the tires look like they can still handle some light trail duty.

As far as going clipless, I want to toss out a different option. Pick up a pair of Five.Ten bike shoes. The sole sticks to the pedal an simulates a clipless effect. The inner sole is also stiffer than most shoes and transfers energy to the pedal very well, but you can walk and hike in them perfectly. I just picked up a pair of Chase 5.10s and and very impressed. They also have extra heel support. Its almost like wearing high top Basketball shoes.

I took a few falls when I went clipless, never got really hurt, but enough to decide that I don't want to fall any more.
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That's a sharp looking bike!
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Old 02-23-12, 06:04 PM   #4
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Lovely - congrats!
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Awesome bro. Love the pics!
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Old 02-23-12, 06:07 PM   #6
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Nice ride, same bike as mine but different paint.
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Old 02-23-12, 06:30 PM   #7
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Congrats bro., the bike is great looking!!! Glad I could be a part of the process and help you out. If you ever make out this way for a ride I better get a shout out.
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Old 02-23-12, 06:35 PM   #8
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@paisan I will definitely be out that way a few times this summer!

@Daspydyn I will definitely look into them, thanks for the alternate suggestion!

Thank you everyone for the compliments, this has been a long process but I feel I am finally on the right track of where I want to be!

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Old 02-23-12, 09:38 PM   #9
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They needed a stem that long to fit the whole name on.
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What size frame is that? 50? 52? It looks like you've managed to get the bars above the seat so don't go posting pics on the road forum.

Congrats on your new ride - it looks sharp!
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It's actually a 58, the picture can be a bit deceiving, I took it at a pretty close distance as my garage is packed full of crap since I am moving.

The Road Forum scares me LOL, I should put a picture in their Hot r Not thread with mismatching water bottles, saddle bag and factory pedals
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It's actually a 58, the picture can be a bit deceiving, I took it at a pretty close distance as my garage is packed full of crap since I am moving.

The Road Forum scares me LOL, I should put a picture in their Hot r Not thread with mismatching water bottles, saddle bag and factory pedals
Congratulations on the new bike!

BTW, I posted my photo in Hot r Not. They decided Not.
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@Neil thanks! Look forward to riding again sometime this year with you.
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Congratulations on the new bike!

BTW, I posted my photo in Hot r Not. They decided Not.
Must have been the bike. We all know you're downright purty!
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Must have been the bike. We all know you're downright purty!
Purty what???
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A hate the roadie forum.
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Must have been the bike. We all know you're downright purty!

The OP with his old steed, and the Iron Chef. (The Iron Chef is the guy on the right.)



The OP and the poster formerly known as "The Historian." The OP and The Historian ride for the same team... and the same one-size-fits-all jersey.

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No offense but they probably don't think much of you either. :-)
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That was a fun ride Neil!

It rained all day today, no riding tomorrow they are calling for 40-50 mph winds, should be an interesting ride down by the beach.
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Specalized FSR from the late 90's early 2000's? oooooo I love those! (looks like mostly LX group? even better!)

Sorry, Mountain Biking is in my blood far deeper and stronger than pavement. But, whatever, Biking is good no matter what!

Oh, and nice Secteur! Specialized makes great bikes, I am a huge fan, and have owned 3....
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The Specialized FSR was sitting in a shed for 8 or 9 years, was offered to me one day so I took it and started riding, honestly I do not know anything about it....except that it got me into cycling and for that I was always love it
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Rock: Piece of advice: Keep the mountain bike. Put slicks on it and keep riding it as well as the new road bike, The mtn bike will make you stronger. I think I have gotten better because of my commuting on the mtn bike commuter. Heavier bike in general, especially when panniers are stuffed.
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neil: but there is soooo much of me to love!
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Rock: Piece of advice: Keep the mountain bike. Put slicks on it and keep riding it as well as the new road bike, The mtn bike will make you stronger. I think I have gotten better because of my commuting on the mtn bike commuter. Heavier bike in general, especially when panniers are stuffed.
I say keep the knobbies on that FSR and hit the trails by the college. People don't realize how much riding trails can improve your shifting and bike handling skills. Plus having something different to ride keeps it fresh on the days when the motivation might be lagging a bit.
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That is a great bike!! Good luck with it!
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