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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 07-25-13, 07:45 AM   #26
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I use suspenders to keep my fall/winter novara headwind pants in place. funny how there is no bib-type product for that situation
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Old 07-25-13, 12:56 PM   #27
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I have both but if you are big and in the drops then shorts get rolled down by the gut. In a bib it's just underneath.
I used to have that issue with my shorts and thought about getting bibs but since losing some weight I haven't had that issue again. If anything they are a bit looser than I would like but still work. I really haven't seen a need for bibs for me, but that could always change.




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In a word. . . prevents Plumbers Cleavage.
You call it plumbers cleavage I refer to it as my "Ram Air intake for THEE POWERPLANT"
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Old 07-25-13, 06:58 PM   #28
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In a word. . . prevents Plumbers Cleavage.
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Old 07-25-13, 07:37 PM   #29
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I really haven't seen a need for bibs for me, but that could always change.
I rode for 10 or 15 years without a need for bibs. Then one day I tried them and discovered how phenomenally comfortable they are compared to regular bike shorts. Now, I honestly wouldn't wear anything else...
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I rode for 10 or 15 years without a need for bibs. Then one day I tried them and discovered how phenomenally comfortable they are compared to regular bike shorts. Now, I honestly wouldn't wear anything else...
I figure that much, goal is once I get down to my end goal weight I will "treat" myself to a new bike and get up. Going to get all Fredded out.
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Does that mean that bibs result in fewer saddle sores?
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Old 07-26-13, 09:54 AM   #32
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I figure that much, goal is once I get down to my end goal weight I will "treat" myself to a new bike and get up. Going to get all Fredded out.
Why wait? Falconi Deluxe Bibshorts are only $37 at Love2Pedal.com. Use coupon code 'CLYD' for $5 off that price. They also see two pairs for $68. Lots of color options, so search around for the exact size+color that you want. If you lose weight and shrink out of them, they're cheap to replace...
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Old 07-26-13, 09:56 AM   #33
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Does that mean that bibs result in fewer saddle sores?
A good saddle results in fewer saddle sores. Bibs may help a little but, for me anyway, getting the right saddle is the best way to eliminate saddle sores.
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Old 07-26-13, 10:00 AM   #34
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A good saddle results in fewer saddle sores. Bibs may help a little but, for me anyway, getting the right saddle is the best way to eliminate saddle sores.
+1 on this

In addition you need to develop your "butt callouses" but first and foremost is a good saddle.

I'm reminded of this because my saddle on my Jake is a TORTURE device!
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Old 07-26-13, 12:24 PM   #35
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...you need to develop your "butt callouses" ...
Somethings you just can't "unsee", even when they're simply imagined! Thanks a lot.
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I assume you mean bibs instead of shorts, rather than over shorts.

I'm not sure this is Clyde-specific, but bibs are, simply, massively superior. They are more comfortable, they stay where they are put.

And for those of us that have a less than TDF like figure they don't roll down.
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Old 07-26-13, 12:30 PM   #37
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Uberclyde bibs at http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/top-s...l-4xl-5xl.html
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Old 07-29-13, 08:33 AM   #38
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Why wait? Falconi Deluxe Bibshorts are only $37 at Love2Pedal.com. Use coupon code 'CLYD' for $5 off that price. They also see two pairs for $68. Lots of color options, so search around for the exact size+color that you want. If you lose weight and shrink out of them, they're cheap to replace...
I'd rather hold on to that $40 for now in order to get a new bike. Having all the newest riding gear and a 30 year old bike isn't always that much fun. Although I will definitely keep that brand in mind.
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