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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 07-20-12, 07:58 PM   #1
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Nice surprise!

When I came home from work today, there sitting on my road bike was Rosie the riveter bike jersey(a gift from my hubby) I love the saying on it "WE CAN DO IT"! Thanks Mr. Hill-pumper!
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Old 07-20-12, 08:31 PM   #2
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When I came home from work today, there sitting on my road bike was Rosie the riveter bike jersey(a gift from my hubby) I love the saying on it "WE CAN DO IT"! Thanks Mr. Hill-pumper!
Awesome. I love Rosie. Picture of the jersey?
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Old 07-20-12, 10:55 PM   #3
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Pictures or it didn't happen.
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Old 07-21-12, 06:40 AM   #4
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Yea, no pics it didn't happen. Sounds like it's real cool.

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Old 07-22-12, 08:28 PM   #5
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Mrs. Pumper new jersey and bike modification pics

Mrs. Pumper posted a couple of days ago about me surprising her with a new jersey. A few asked for pictures, so I thought while I was snapping pics anyway, I would take a few of the modifications that I have done to her bike. I'm hoping it might be helpful to others to see what can be done to a bike to make it work better for them.

Here is Mrs. Pumper in her full new kit. A Rosie the riveter jersey,along with new gloves, shorts and wrap around glasses. All matching of course.


And a back shot of Rosie.



First mod was a women's specific Terry Butterfly saddle



Then we added this shortened, higher angle stem. It gave her a more upright position, which she likes.



Next, I put on these HED C2 wheels and Michelin Pro Optimum 25C tires. The wheels are wider then standard and with the bigger 25C tire really help soften the chip seal roads around here.



Mrs. Pumper does not want to go clipless yet, so I put on these platform pedals that have SPD clips on one side if she decides to use them.



Not really a modification, but matching water bottles were a must I was informed.



Lastly, Mrs. Pumper has a bone spur on one foot, which means she can't have shoes cover the the top of it. I found these biking sandals that give her a stiffer shoe, plus the option for SPD's later.


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Old 07-22-12, 09:03 PM   #6
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The jersey rocks, and the mods look well thought-out. Thanks for posting!
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Old 07-22-12, 09:18 PM   #7
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love the jersey its awsome!!
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Old 07-22-12, 10:58 PM   #8
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Cool pics!
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Old 07-23-12, 01:34 AM   #9
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A Rosie the riveter jersey,along with new gloves, shorts and wrap around glasses. All matching of course.
Matching makes you go faster. It's a fact.

I have those same platform/clipless pedals on my road bike - they're very nice, and I never have any trouble getting the side I want up. I originally got them because the roadie was my only bike, and I didn't want to have to clip in for short jaunts. But now I think I'll keep them on because it's a vintage bike and they just look nice on it.
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love the jersey.
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looks like"ROSIE THE RIVETOR" got your back.

great looking shirt.
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I thought I was going to read a thread about riding hills in the state of New Jersey.
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Old 07-23-12, 09:13 AM   #13
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Very nice mods! I just added the same rims to my bike this wekend. I love them so far. The wider profile/lower pressure does indeed make for a softer ride.
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Mr. Hill-pumper posted the pic's for me check it out!
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Awesome jersey. Seems to match the attitude!
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Awesome. One grandmother was a Rosie. Worked a warehouse at a Marine Corps Logistics Base.
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Old 07-23-12, 07:10 PM   #19
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Mrs. Pumper new jersey and bike modification pics

That jersey is awesome! I want one. Where would I find one I can order?

BTW Mrs Hill-Pumper...you are rocking that kit!
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Old 07-23-12, 09:26 PM   #20
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That jersey is awesome! I want one. Where would I find one I can order?

BTW Mrs Hill-Pumper...you are rocking that kit!

The jersey is made by Retro Image Apparel. I bought the last one from the place that I got it. It looks like their website has them available in XXL only, or eBay has them in smaller sizes.
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The jersey is made by Retro Image Apparel. I bought the last one from the place that I got it. It looks like their website has them available in XXL only, or eBay has them in smaller sizes.
XXL...are these women's cut?
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XXL...are these women's cut?
They are listed as a women's jersey, so I assume so.
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Old 07-26-12, 05:57 PM   #23
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Well we got pics. Mr's P I am jeluse. I looooove that jersey. Hell I'd wear it myself it's that cool (no silly comments please). It's a classic image from a momentous moment in history. And I'm a WWII buff. Nice ride too. You're lookin good Mrs P.

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I agree with all above...... I love that jersey. I need to buy one for my wife.
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