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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 03-14-14, 10:23 PM   #1
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I too have added a road bike to my stable

I found what I think was a good deal on a road bike. I had almost no luck finding out much about it before I went to look at it. Its a shop built bike using Origin8 Lactic Acid frame. I did find out it is J&B's "house brand" frame. It was built using a FSA tripple crank and 105 Shimano components. The owner had had it built and rode it in the Hotter than Hell race last summer. He later had a fit done and was told it was a little too big for him. He is a little smaller than me and it seems to fit me fine. He had some expensive wheels on it so he switched them with the wheels on his new Giant TCR. The frame sells on the internet for $1350-$1400. I gave a little over half that for the bike.

I have put over 100 miles on it this week and am really liking it. I have no plans to get rid of my Giant Escape but it may gather a little dust from time to time.
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Old 03-15-14, 07:16 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good buy on a fun ride. Needs more pictures.
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Congrats on your new bike, enjoy.
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Old 03-16-14, 06:52 AM   #4
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Sounds like a good buy on a fun ride. Needs more pictures.
Could someone point me in the right direction on sharing pictures? I know they have to be stored somewhere and then the address put in the message with some other code but that's about it.
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Could someone point me in the right direction on sharing pictures? I know they have to be stored somewhere and then the address put in the message with some other code but that's about it.
On most bulletin boards, while writing/editing your post you can go to manage attachment, Upload and Attach.

Sometimes the file is too large so you may have to shrink the file. The easiest way that i have found is to go to Paint in your Program file (Start>Program>Accessories>Paint>Images>stretch scew) I usually reduce to 25 pct of horizontal and vertical.
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On most bulletin boards, while writing/editing your post you can go to manage attachment, Upload and Attach.

Sometimes the file is too large so you may have to shrink the file. The easiest way that i have found is to go to Paint in your Program file (Start>Program>Accessories>Paint>Images>stretch scew) I usually reduce to 25 pct of horizontal and vertical.
using this procedure your can post them straight from your computer.
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