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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 09-28-13, 07:17 PM   #1
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I bought another bike I dont need!! Should I sell it?

So I ride a road bike. But today I found a deal on a Trek 820. Its marketed as a mountain bike. But rides like a hybrid. It looks like brand new. It needed tires and a chain. I put tires new tubes, new chain then disassembled it and greased everything. I adjusted all the derailleur cables and brakes. Added a set of lights, a rear rack, and a wired bike computer. Now I have this really cool steel frame bike that's all dressed up with nowhere to go. I don't know what to do with it.

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Old 09-28-13, 07:33 PM   #2
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Wtf is wrong with you? N+1!

I kid... if it works for you, ride it. If not, sell it and get a different one.
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Old 09-28-13, 07:35 PM   #3
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I didnt want it when I got it. I was thinking about a mtb road bike breeding. But that cost a fortune and this bike is way to nice to change up.
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Old 09-28-13, 08:57 PM   #4
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Keep it and make it a grocery getter. I love my road bike but sometimes it is way too specific purposed. However, my old steel hybrid is a very general do-it-all bike with racks and fenders.
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+1, a rigid fork hard-tail MTB is about the most practical thing going in the bike world.
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Old 09-28-13, 09:50 PM   #6
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+1, a rigid fork hard-tail MTB is about the most practical thing going in the bike world.
I have a nice set of Duro road tires I may put on it. I took it for a ride just a bit ago. Its a good ride. May need to order a set of clam on drops for it. Its should climb straight up a wall with the tiny chain rings on it.
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Pictures!!
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I will take some pics in the morning after it gets the road tires. I may ride it to work Monday and see how it does with a load.
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Found Trekking bars the thing for MTB mods from straight bars .
rather than reach down , as on drops , you reach forward, ans bend your elbows a bit

and you get the same posture .. into the wind.

those clamp on things have a clamp just where a decent hand hold is, or should be , IMO.

and one continuous bend is better than most Bar ends , except for ergon.. GR5 would be a good option.
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I would like to do trekking bars. But I want to buy used. I just cant find them new or used. I hate mail order on special items.
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I would like to do trekking bars. But I want to buy used. I just cant find them new or used. I hate mail order on special items.
New trekking bars are easy to find mail order. I just ordered some from Nashbar for $18. But they are backordered. If you are willing to pay a few bucks more there are many on eBay
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Sounds like you have a really great utility bike now. Just add some fenders and you're good to go!
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Dude, you have my sickness, bike hoarder.
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If nothing else, it sounds like it has all the makings of a perfect bad weather/winter beater...
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I took the bike out today for a ride. While out it decided to follow someone else home. I sold her. Not a money making deal for me. Kind of keep it in use and dont let it sit in the rain kinda deal. I rescued it from peril and nursed it back to health. Really good health. The guy who ended up with it promised to give it a good home. I didnt loose anything on it. But didnt make enough to buy lunch. I hope he can ride it with pride and maybe add a few years to his life. Im looking for another project to put up on the service stand now.
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