So, it's been a while since I have popped in to say hey...Hey.
I have been progressing slowly, but surely on my weight loss and at this point, only 10 lbs away from my original weight loss goal. I started my little journey many years ago and have gone up and down in weight over the years. However, I stuck to it some years better than others. This has been a good year for me.
In the beginning, I was 375 lbs and I rode this and to date, have over 5K miles on it and still ride it to work on occasion. I even took it down to the frame and rebuilt it in 2009 with higher grade parts. I love this bike.
Then I lost a bunch of weight, about 50 lbs and decided I wanted a true road bike, found this on craig's list and put a little over 1K on it until it developed a small crack at the bottom bracket, but it was a great bike, I kept the wheels, they have shimano 600 hubs on them and make excellent backup wheels.
Once I got over the losing the Allez, I picked up a CAAD9 in late 2007. I loved this bike and the raw look of the frame. Rode this for 3.8K, it was a great bike. Lost almost 50 lbs while riding it. So now I am down 100-110 lbs at this point, but sliding up and down, never losing more. Grew a little frustrated then became a work-a-holic for a couple of years, it was ugly.
But the call of the Steel Frame was calling. Ahhhh the sweet calling of a smooth buttery ride of a steel frame. It is heavy at 26 lbs full ride weight, but it is a sweet ride. My only complaint is it is a beast to keep going after 60 miles. I finally broke through my plateau riding it though and took off another 30-40 lbs.
I am now sitting at 233 lbs, 8 lbs from my original goal of 225 lbs and down 142 lbs total. I popped into my LBS today for a quick chat on a part for my wife's bike and was looking at some of the Cannondale bikes the place had on sale. I could not resist the call of the Carbon, took one for a test ride and well....I have been resistance due to my weight all these years, but that is no longer an issue. Meet the new bike, sames as the old bike....sorry... listening to The Who.....
Meet the 2013 Cannondale SuperSix 5
It came with Shimano RS10 wheels, and I am thinking of moving to the Mavic Ksyrium Elite S (shown), but Mavic seems to have a 220 lb limit, so thinking I am going to back off of those and build some out with more spokes. I would like at least 24 on the rear, the Mavics only have 20, or find something else with a higher weight limit.
the bike weighs in at 16.7 lbs.
Anyway, that is just my little way to bring you up to date.
Does anyone over the 220 lbs ride these wheels? Any issues?