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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 06-22-13, 12:59 PM   #1
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N+1 :)

I let another clyde friend have my Raleigh C30 leaving me with the two surly's, a L.H.T. and steamroller . Not much to tinker with on these bikes just standard maintenence . Following the Bikeforums forula of the perfect number of bikes being the numbers you have plus one (N+1) , and needing a tinkering project . I was wandering around the local flea market when a bright orange ross caught my attention. I know most ross bikes low middle grade bikes . But the price was pocket change and except for the front shifter every thing was there . After I got it home I noticed nearly all componets were shimano deore a little net searching showed this
http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...l=Mt.+McKinley
Tires and a front shifter and this bike is good to go
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Old 06-22-13, 02:42 PM   #2
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Congrats! Looks like a find!

I had my own n+1 today:



A used Bilenky Tourlite, courtesy of Craigslist.
My Trek 620 is a good tourer, but... this is shiny! and new(ish!)
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Nice find. Certainly wouldn't call it a low-middle grade bike. That's a good one!
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Might be N+2 for me this month..

Just recently have assembled a cross bike from the parts found in the cellar + new fork and crankset. Turned out pretty nice, very comfortable. Currently my main commuter and fun bike, great for flat gravel roads around here...



And just when I thought it's good I have found a 66cm Alu road frame for... 80$! Couldn't pass by.


Maybe the first frame in the right size without a tower of spacers. Probably will build around 8 speed 105 series, used parts are dirt cheap on ebay and will give me a good feeling whether I want to stick with road riding for a while...

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Might be N+2 for me this month..

Just recently have assembled a cross bike from the parts found in the cellar ...
that is playing my tricks I once put a single shot shotgun together out of my gun parts box
I needed a 410 to teach a young lady to shoot and found enough extra parts to make one
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