Originally Posted by CPclydesdale
I'm all for this thread. I'm new to forum writing, but not to bikes. It says 240 on my drivers licence and I'd like to keep it that way (at least so I can compete as a clydesdale). I typed in a search for "clydesdale" so I could find out more about what it takes to ride on the road as one. As for DnvrFox, who hasn't had any problems with his bikes in 19,000 miles, don't hold back man tell us what your riding and where so the rest of us don't have to spend the extra money on spare parts. I just bought (in April) a used 853 reynolds frame with mostly Chorus group. Started riding up hills and flexed the Mavic tubular rims to look like Pringles. After some research, I bought Velocity Aeroheads w/ OC rear and had them 3x laced to my existing hubs with 14 gauge straight spokes. Now, no matter what I do, I ride true and smooth.
That's what I think this thread should be about. Stories and fixes that only a clydesdale would understand.
5'11" 215lbs (now). mtb and roadie and lots of stories
I must fess up.
Last week, my '98 $300 Specialized Hardrock (36 spoke standard single rim wheels) broke a spoke after 9,000 miles. So, my record is now blackened a bit. Replaced the spoke, trued the wheel, and it is now fine.
But, my '99 Lemond BA is still going strong - 9,000 miles also, on standard 32 spoke Mavic wheels, absolutely no problem, and my 2004 Winsdor Leeds Roadie (standard 36 spokes) that I use as a knockabout is fine after 1,000 miles.
So, them's the bikes I use. I weighed from 245 to 200 while riding these bikes, I am now at 222 lbs.
Sorry I don't have worse news to report!
I ride a variety of terrains, but no technical mtn biking stuff.
The SHR has been on a "Ride the Rockies" as has the Lemond BA. They have both been up and over Vail Pass and the like. I also do a lot of flat trail riding.
I am pretty muscular for a 65yo. I have enough muscle to put the bike through the paces.
Last edited by DnvrFox; 10-22-04 at 10:04 PM.