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    Hello from a prodigal son...

    Hello all. I didn't know whether to post my first words in here or the "Classics/Vintage" forum.

    I'm 52 years old. I was an avid roadie for many, many years, but gave it up about 15 years ago. I have decided it's time to get back in the saddle. I'm slowly getting my gear collected, buying a few new pieces (hard to find shorts and jerseys in XXXL). My Bridgestone RADAC 3100 was upper end when I quit riding, but sadly appears to fit more into the retro-classic group now - 7-speed Dura Ace and all.

    Anyway, just wanted to say hey, and glad that I found this forum. I'll try to take a pull now and then, but give me some time to work my way back into it.

    stellarpod

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    Here's a place that advertises larger sizes: http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/classic.htm. Good luck and welcome.

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    Welcome back. Now git on out there and ride!
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    Don't let anyone tell you that you need a white carbon fiber bike. They know not of what they speak. Welcome.
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    Hi,
    LL Beans has bicycle jerseys that should fit. Their 2X is huge.
    http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...feat=9544-sub2

    They're not cheap, but these are the shorts I wear, they do custom as well.
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    Welcome to the asylum. We'll look forward to hearing of your progress.
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    If they throw things out because they're old - we are in a lot of trouble! Dura Ace 7 speed is fine - get her cleaned up and start riding.

    Welcome, post some pictures, and stay a while.
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    Welcome to this group. My friend started at 275 in July '07n and is now at 235 on his way to 205. All from riding and watching his diet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
    Don't let anyone tell you that you need a white carbon fiber bike. They know not of what they speak. Welcome.
    Even 50% white causes a problem- You have to keep cleaning it instead of riding

    Now the reference to "Classics/Vintage"- Does that refer to the rider or the bike?
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    You need a new bike. I'll take the old one.
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    Welcome back!! You will really love the different technologies these days-and yes inflation is alive and well in cycling, too. More choices but bring your bank account!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jppe View Post
    You will really love the different technologies these days-and yes inflation is alive and well in cycling, too. More choices but bring your bank account!!
    Why spend the money? There is absolutely nothing wrong with a high-caliber older bicycle, and his is not even that old. Whenever I have trouble keeping up with my club, the blame lies with the 57-year-old rider, not the 49-year-old bike.
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    Welcome back! You've come to the right place.
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    Thanks for the warm welcome folks.

    The current ride will do. My biggest issue right now is that my legs and lungs can't push the straight block cluster I had on this bike when I quit riding. I'm going to have to find a new 7-speed cassette or two with a bit more realistic ratios.

    Thanks again,
    stellarpod

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