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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-12-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By BaseGuy
Don't be hard on yourself! All miles are good...

Don't be hard on yourself! All miles are good miles!

I had a bad bike wreck in 2013 and messed up an elbow badly (severed ligaments). Needless to say, I was sidelined for a good while. It is...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-12-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By BaseGuy
I think you are on the right track. Scour...

I think you are on the right track. Scour CraigsList and see if you can find the right used recumbent. Do what you need to do and get out there and start riding. I think you will love it.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-29-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By BaseGuy
Whatever you get, CONGRATS ON THAT WEIGHT LOSS!!!

Whatever you get, CONGRATS ON THAT WEIGHT LOSS!!!
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-29-16, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By BaseGuy
Kanepashi...

Kanepashi (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/kanepashi-440715.html),

I started at 290. I used my old 1997 Specialized MTB (steel, no suspension), and put 1.5" x 26" slick tires on it. It was...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-29-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By BaseGuy
That is a fine, proper, rigid, old hybrid.

That is a fine, proper, rigid, old hybrid.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-29-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By BaseGuy
+1 on the used Trek! I had an 830 back in...

+1 on the used Trek!

I had an 830 back in the mid-90s. It's a great bike - just a strong, steel frame, no silly suspension, good geometry, and rugged.

I highly suggest a used anything over a...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-29-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By BaseGuy
Eric, I'm in a similar boat. Just keep...

Eric,

I'm in a similar boat. Just keep riding and try my mantra: all miles are good miles! For me, this means - go take a ride, even if I have limited time, limited energy, etc. - just get...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-26-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By BaseGuy
I have experimented with different approaches and...

I have experimented with different approaches and concluded:

1) If it's really cold (like below freezing), if I "start cold," my body is comfortable once warmed up, BUT MY HANDS AND FEET ARE...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-18-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,235
Posted By BaseGuy
I'm 48. I have a 2013 CAAD10 and a 1997...

I'm 48. I have a 2013 CAAD10 and a 1997 Cannondale R600 (a CAAD Negative 2?).

I love my 10 and would highly recommend you check one out. Of course the new 12 looks nice, too.

The ride is way...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-18-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By BaseGuy
This is good advice. I recommend a rigid, steel...

This is good advice. I recommend a rigid, steel mountain bike. Craigslist is usually full of them, and many in good shape are $125 or so. I kept my old rigid, steel, Specialized Rockhopper from...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-18-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By BaseGuy
Nice! I had a really bad crash in 2013, was...

Nice!

I had a really bad crash in 2013, was out for a while (badly dislocated elbow, severed tendons, concussion), and had to get going again.

You can do it and you have done the hardest part...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-09-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,439
Posted By BaseGuy
Congrats on the weight loss. Congrats on the...

Congrats on the weight loss.

Congrats on the bike purchase, too. Looks like you did very well. +1 on the cassette comments - does not looks like a wide set of ratios.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-21-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,458
Posted By BaseGuy
I have done the "swap fat MTB knobbiest for...

I have done the "swap fat MTB knobbiest for skinny slicks" bit. Yes, it works great on the street, resulting in a bike that is faster and one that handles better on pavement.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-07-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By BaseGuy
Nashbar and Performance Bike have 1.25" x 26"...

Nashbar and Performance Bike have 1.25" x 26" slicks that fit my old rigid MTB rims very well and roll great. Made the bike MUCH faster. And these tires are inexpensive.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By BaseGuy
I'm with the reply that said check out a Synapse....

I'm with the reply that said check out a Synapse. Just go test one. Don't be afraid of a real road-bike. They are made to "go faster and longer." If you get the right size for you, I think you...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By BaseGuy
I like the Goodwill deal, above - can't beat...

I like the Goodwill deal, above - can't beat that...

For a new one, I ordered a "Graber Mag Indoor Bicycle Trainer" from Amazon. The price seems to fluctuate - I paid $100; it's listed at $118...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-06-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,192
Posted By BaseGuy
My two cents: 1) If this is your first road...

My two cents:

1) If this is your first road bike, and you're not really sure what you want, get a used, aluminum bike and ride it a bunch to learn what you like and don't like. Then sell it for...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-06-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 28,620
Posted By BaseGuy
I have a modern (2013 Cannondale CAAD10) and a...

I have a modern (2013 Cannondale CAAD10) and a vintage version of the same (1987 Cannondale R600). Here's my quick take:

- Brifters are easier to use and more convenient than down-tube shifters;...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-19-15, 05:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,966
Posted By BaseGuy
1) Figure out what size frame you need. Don't...

1) Figure out what size frame you need. Don't listen to us here with our guesses. Find a local bike shop. Tell them you're going to buy a used bike to get started. Offer to pay them to help you...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-18-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By BaseGuy
Dan, that's how I felt when I started. Just keep...

Dan, that's how I felt when I started. Just keep going it. Don't worry about speed or distance. Just decide to go ride for 30 minutes. All miles are good miles.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-03-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By BaseGuy
Hello, Glad to be Back

Just saying "hey."

I was active here, then got busy last year, new job, moved five states away, quit riding, gained 40 pounds.

Now I'm back. Spring is here, and I've got my first four rides...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-29-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,772
Posted By BaseGuy
+1 to considering regular road bikes. I...

+1 to considering regular road bikes.

I weigh about 225 right now, and was at 230 a month ago. My road bike does just fine. They are much sturdier than most of us think. Aluminum bikes add a...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,238
Posted By BaseGuy
+1. The POINT is this: if you're a noob...

+1.

The POINT is this: if you're a noob (self-proclaimed), you lack the experience to know what you like, what you don't, what fits you, what doesn't. WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT. Just because a...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-29-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,112
Posted By BaseGuy
Why does this have to be an US vs. THEM, Hybrids...

Why does this have to be an US vs. THEM, Hybrids vs. Road Bikes thing (again)? Listen. I HAVE A HYBRID. I rode it today. I happen to own a road bike as well.

The OP wants opinions and advice. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,238
Posted By BaseGuy
None of these bikes is a beginner bike. The...

None of these bikes is a beginner bike.

The fact that someone serves this up as a "pick a beginner bike" is either a troll/joke, or is fodder to feed the stereotype that roadies care more about...
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