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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 03-12-12, 07:43 PM   #1
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:-)

I finally had the time to take my bike to the Trek store because the spokes kept breaking. They said it must have been a rim defect and replaced it with a brand new rim right on the spot. They also made sure my front wheel was trued as well. This was completely free.

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Old 03-12-12, 07:49 PM   #2
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I finally had the time to take my bike to the Trek store because the spokes kept breaking. They said it must have been a rim defect and replaced it with a brand new rim right on the spot. They also made sure my front wheel was trued as well. This was completely free.

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Thats great, and service like that will make you go back there win win
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Ask them if they tensioned the new wheel. Otherwise you might be back in there with the same problem in not too long of a time.
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Ask them if they tensioned the new wheel. Otherwise you might be back in there with the same problem in not too long of a time.
They did. They also asked me to come back in a week to make sure everything is fine.
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Well, make sure you get 200 miles on that new wheel this week before you go back in.
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Well, make sure you get 200 miles on that new wheel this week before you go back in.
+1...a week means nothing, the mileage does.
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+1...a week means nothing, the mileage does.
It might take a little longer then, lol. I ride often but I haven't had time to do an actual "ride." I probably only do 50 miles
a week because of school and the gym. I can't wait until summer because I'll probably average 20 miles a day.
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Well, I guess you have your work cut out for you - what are you doing posting? Get riding! All the old people are asleep anyway, the streets are empty.
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It might take a little longer then, lol. I ride often but I haven't had time to do an actual "ride." I probably only do 50 miles
a week because of school and the gym. I can't wait until summer because I'll probably average 20 miles a day.
I'd prolly wait a month myself. Most shops will give you 90 (at least 30) on most stuff for adjustments. I'd also let the shop know my plan so they don't think I skipped out on the courtesy adjustment.

50 is too early.
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