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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 03-05-12, 09:08 PM   #1
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Check out the cool custom stuff from English Cycles

Semi local too, out of Eugene, Or. Wish I had more money.

http://www.englishcycles.com/
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To each his own, but I think his stuff is pretty sweet. Clean, innovative, etc.


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I like the travel bikes
http://www.englishcycles.com/customb...venture-bikes/
Now, if only I had my own private plane .
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I wonder what the connection to Bike Friday, (also in Eugene), is. The color pallet is exactly the same. Maybe they just use the same paint shop.
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That green single side bike is awesome. Belt drive outside the chainstay. Also hidden rear brake. Very cool design.

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Oh my god that's ugly.

Possibly the most expensive fork ever made, though.
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http://www.englishcycles.com/customb...venture-bikes/
Now, if only I had my own private plane .
I think they need a bigger plane if they need folding bikes...
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Oh my god that's ugly.

Possibly the most expensive fork ever made, though.
Think I have to disagree with that.
What's with the skinny little pencils going from the rear axle to the seat post (Sorry - don't know what the technical name is). Not sure that would hold up to a Clyde.
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Think I have to disagree with that.
What's with the skinny little pencils going from the rear axle to the seat post (Sorry - don't know what the technical name is). Not sure that would hold up to a Clyde.
Internally routed cables thru the frame tubes. Rear brake cable is what you're asking about.
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Internally routed cables thru the frame tubes. Rear brake cable is what you're asking about.
No, the stays? what the rear brakes are mounted to that run between the rear axle and the seat tube/downtube deal.

Pretty skinny. Makes the fork look like overkill
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Oh, you're talking about the seat stays. I watched a video about one of his mtn bikes and the interviewer asked the same question. He claimed because he makes his bikes out of steel there does not need to be as much material here. Beats me. He does custom stuff only, so I'm sure that would be adjusted accordingly based on the riders needs and weight.
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Oh, you're talking about the seat stays. I watched a video about one of his mtn bikes and the interviewer asked the same question. He claimed because he makes his bikes out of steel there does not need to be as much material here. Beats me. He does custom stuff only, so I'm sure that would be adjusted accordingly based on the riders needs and weight.
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These are quite beautiful: minimalist, clean, and simple. maidenfan, thanks for posting this; I enjoyed looking at these. I thought I had all the bikes I needed...
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