So my roommate started riding his road bike to the train station to get the his job in LA, then my other roommate was told he had to go on a diet, and since he lost a bit of weight, he bought a mountain bike to commute. So of course the first roommate wanted a mountain bike as well, and I followed suite and got a cheap mountain bike off craigslist.
I couldn't buy a new bike from the bike store like they did, nor can I afford to let the bike shop repair or tune my bike, so being mechanically inclined, I get to tinker with my bike for free. Already slimed my tires and replaced the shifters/brakes. Broke a pedal coming back from the post office, so I have to replace that. Luckily one of my roommates has his stock pedals sitting downstairs and he said I could have them. One of these days I'll get shimano pedals and those oh so expensive cycle shoes for my massive size 14 feet. Size 49 in EU I found out.
We are all clydes, all three of us over 200 lbs, we range from 250 to 280 lbs, me being the heaviest, which is why I decided to go on a diet and buy a bike too, I don't want to be out done of course. Got on the scale a couple weeks back and I was 296, never been over 300 in my life, so I quickly joined my roommate on his diet and I'm hovering right around 280 now, need to get back to my high school football weight and I'll be happy.
Slowly buying new things for my bike, lights, saddle bag, water bottle holder, new seat post, so I can actually ride correctly, need to buy a helmet, should have one soon.
My goal is to lose weight and eventually be able to build a better, lighter bike with parts I got for cheap on ebay, lol.
So thats my story