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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 10-04-13, 06:56 PM   #1
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300lb+ club

I can see that there is a 200lbs club but what about a 300lbs club.

Looking to see what the upper end of the Clydsdales ride.

I am ~330lbs and ride Surly Disc trucker.
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Old 10-05-13, 04:39 AM   #2
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343 here (at the moment). Riding a Specialized Sirrus Comp.
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Old 10-05-13, 09:44 AM   #3
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~340 here. I ride a Breezer Uptown 8. Despite its' standard 36 spoke wheel, I would still break spokes about once every other month. I've since had the rear wheel re-built by a professional wheel builder who has guaranteed it for life. No issues so far.
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Old 10-05-13, 03:31 PM   #4
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~340 here. I ride a Breezer Uptown 8. Despite its' standard 36 spoke wheel, I would still break spokes about once every other month. I've since had the rear wheel re-built by a professional wheel builder who has guaranteed it for life. No issues so far.
Does he take work by mail? I need a few wheels done. I cant get a guaranty from our shops here.
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Old 10-05-13, 03:48 PM   #5
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Does he take work by mail? I need a few wheels done. I cant get a guaranty from our shops here.
Yes, he's in Vermont. I ended up shipping my internal 8-speed hub to him and he built my wheel around it. Please see his website below;

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/Wheels.asp

Please note that his guarantee applies against spoke breakage on a recommended wheel. He acknowledges that rims will wear out in time, and that spoke breakage is possible (likely) if you're trying to use tiny racing tires to hold someone of our weight reliably. He's picky about the materials, and is expensive, but it's well worth it to not end up in a bike shop every other month IMO.
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Old 10-05-13, 03:51 PM   #6
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I am about 283 and still feel 300...
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Old 10-05-13, 05:14 PM   #7
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By the time you hit 320, you'll feel wistful about 280.
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Old 10-05-13, 05:43 PM   #8
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Old 10-05-13, 07:35 PM   #9
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Just dropped below the 300 mark. At 298 currently. Started at 320 2 months ago.
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Old 10-05-13, 07:45 PM   #10
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About 350. Also riding a Surly Disc Trucker, and love it.
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Old 10-05-13, 07:57 PM   #11
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319 and on a disc trucker... I think I see a trend here lol
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Old 10-05-13, 08:36 PM   #12
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375 on a CAAD9 with 36 spoke Deep Vs and 700x25c tires. Started at 425, got down to 350, had a variety of injuries over the last 2 years that kept me off the bike, and got back up to 390. Now moving in a positive direction again.
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Old 10-06-13, 01:34 AM   #13
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350-375 here, not sure exactly, haven't wanted to weigh myself.

I ride a variety of bikes. I rotate between a Specialized Sequoia, old 90's KHS steel race bike-Aero Comp, my old 85 Trek 520, Motobecane Fantom Cross Team (titanium frame), old Specialized Rockhopper converted to a drop bar mountain bike, and my current rider a Giant TCX cross bike. They are all setup with triples and 11/12 to 28t cassettes except the Rockhopper which has a 34t cassette.

I don't care for flat bar bikes or "comfort saddles". All my bikes have nice narrow road bike saddles which really surprises people.
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