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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 05-29-14, 11:32 AM   #51
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The back wheel is key. 32, 36 or even 40 spoke wheels would be good. My advice is to consult with a local wheel builder and see what he recommends. It isn't so much the name brand of the rims, spokes or hubs, but the quality of the build that matters. You might be able to get away with a less robust front wheel, but don't skimp on the back wheel.
ok I will ask around.

what about bicyclewheelwarehouse.com? they do custom builds and have decent prices. 105 hubs with their pure tour wheel or mavic a319 rim for very good price.

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Old 05-30-14, 10:00 AM   #52
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Assuming the wheels are in good shape and properly tensioned (again, the relationship with a LBS) I would ride them to see if they will hold up. Don't get into the vicious cycle of needing to buy one more thing. . .Trust me, you can waste a lot of time and money thinking you can't start yet because you don't have every possible thing you might possibly need. Possibly. Get on that thing and, as they say, ride it like you stole it.

(However, I too would not be surprised if you start having spoke issues. As I have said before and will probably say again, low spoke wheels are like frilly little lacy bras for big chested women--they look really sexy but just don't offer enough support.)
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Assuming the wheels are in good shape and properly tensioned (again, the relationship with a LBS) I would ride them to see if they will hold up. Don't get into the vicious cycle of needing to buy one more thing. . .Trust me, you can waste a lot of time and money thinking you can't start yet because you don't have every possible thing you might possibly need. Possibly. Get on that thing and, as they say, ride it like you stole it.

(However, I too would not be surprised if you start having spoke issues. As I have said before and will probably say again, low spoke wheels are like frilly little lacy bras for big chested women--they look really sexy but just don't offer enough support.)
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Old 06-05-14, 02:38 PM   #54
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well I love the CAAD10. great bike, glad I got it.
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