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Old 09-20-09, 12:25 PM   #1
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Newbie checking in.....

Hello All,

I happened to stumble across this website a couple of days ago and must say I am glad I did. I haven't ridden since 1994 before marriage, kids and a 12-hour rotating shift job. Back then it was on an old Centurion Ironman that was given to me by my father. I rode that bike from 1988 to 1994. No car, just the road and me. Those were good times. I weighed a mere 135 lbs back then. Boy have things changed since. I ballooned to a whopping 230lbs over the last 15 years. Being disgusted with myself I started working out again. I am lucky to work for a company who has recently discovered the benefits of having healthy workers. They took the initiative of installing a weight room in our control room and we have access to it while at work at any hour of the day or night. Two months ago I started to spend time in that room. I have lost 15lbs in two months and was looking for something to do outside of work that would be both a stress reliever and good for my body. This led me back to cycling.

So, I started shopping for a bike. I have several friends in my work area who all ride consistently and started consulting with them regarding what to look for. Being as heavy as I am I decided to pick up a 2008 Look 585 Ultra with an all Campy Chorus grouppo. The bike is coming without wheels or pedals and have starting shopping for them. The original owner of the Look has suggested that I take a look at Neuvation R28 Aero 4's. As for pedals one of my co-workers suggested I look at Shimano Dura-Ace and Ultegra pedals due to the cleat design. So, I have just started the investigation into those products.

There you have it... That's my story. I am looking forward to taking everything in that this forum has to offer and participating where I can. I have lots of questions and will search through old posts to see if they have been answered.

If you have any wheel or pedal suggestions please feel free to interject. I am open to anything. Like I said earlier, I have been away from this sport for a long time. I have a lot of catching up to do.

Have a great day!

Chris
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Old 09-20-09, 12:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to BF.
You have good some bike friends.
Let them guide you.
You can get plenty on answers here when you ask.
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Old 09-20-09, 12:54 PM   #3
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welcome ! I'm still absorbing all that you've written.. There's a Clysdale Forum. I'm no lightweight either. DO focus on sensible wheels even though you're not all that heavy
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Old 09-21-09, 01:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I have already started to read through the Clydesdale threads. There is good info there. I appreciate the warm welcome.

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