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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 05-27-12, 05:04 PM   #1
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I think I have my bikes perfect...

After 4 months of modifying I finally managed to get my fleet of two perfect (for me anyway).

Bike number one
Started life as a cable disked, sad suspension fork 'entry level' MTB. Got her for $260 slightly used. The new price here in Korea is $375 so it was a decent deal. I sourced a rock shock tora front fork for $80 and deore hydrolic disks for $100, and Hybrid tires for $40. Massaged all the settings, cleaned out the hubs and now today it rode perfectly. Best fit and smooth ride I've ever had. Even felt rock solid descending at 56km/h.

Bike Number two

The cheap commuter/grocery getter. The saddle is high in the picture because the basket was being setup and I forgot to lower it again. Replaced the 42t front chain ring with a 48t group and installed a cheap computer, extra strong rack, and basket/baby seat. She will get the same tires as bike one has next pay day as they roll so nicely and are a great deal for $40 a set. So for the grand price of parts I had from the old beater and $220 for the bike I have an awesome commuter/shopping basket/kid carrier.

Don't need N+1 I have all the bikes I need.
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Old 05-27-12, 07:30 PM   #2
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Congrats but the phrase you're looking for is "Perfect enough...for now"
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Old 05-28-12, 12:08 AM   #3
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Don't want a road bike, wife would never ride a tandom, A downhill bike would never get used. I can't see myself ever wanting a titanium or carbon bike. Unless something breaks I'm good.
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