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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 09-23-12, 09:28 PM   #1
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Turning the Black Knight Into an Easy Chair!

A couple new pairs of baggies w/chamois, and a Brooks B17 arriving Tuesday! I will sip coffee and read the morning paper @ 18 mph!
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Old 09-23-12, 09:58 PM   #2
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Nice. You can never be tooooo comfortable! Though that's one less excuse to use!
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Follow the instructions included with the Brooks saddle on break-in. IIRC, it's one good coat of their proofhide top and bottom (get the edges too), and do NOT adjust the tension.Then ride it. Lots of short rides tend to break it in better than a couple of long ones. Well.... the saddle breaks in the same based on total mileage, but your rear end suffers less if you do the first 100 miles or so in 10-20 mile increments instead of trying to tackle a century on day one.
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what took you so long?
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Old 09-24-12, 11:48 AM   #5
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what took you so long?
LOL! I don't know, my friend! I guess I thought too much suffering was part of the bicycling package.
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Follow the instructions included with the Brooks saddle on break-in. IIRC, it's one good coat of their proofhide top and bottom (get the edges too), and do NOT adjust the tension.Then ride it. Lots of short rides tend to break it in better than a couple of long ones. Well.... the saddle breaks in the same based on total mileage, but your rear end suffers less if you do the first 100 miles or so in 10-20 mile increments instead of trying to tackle a century on day one.
Appreciate the advice Richard!
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