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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-03-11, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By asrubins
Saw a TV show.... a Doctor was investigating...

Saw a TV show.... a Doctor was investigating weight loss "old wives tales". He used two platoons of army folk - one had specific meal, the other had exactly the same but liquidized. The people had...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-26-11, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By asrubins
Bye chubbies :-)

Well folks, having been over 200lbs for many years, I decided to get my act together in time for a sportive ride this year.

After 10 weeks, I am now 185lbs and my aim is to get to 175lbs.

If...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-03-09, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 1,919,769
Posted By asrubins
The rims will be fine, but it's the number and...

The rims will be fine, but it's the number and type of spokes that matter and that also means it depends on the hubs you have. I've shimano hubs with 32 stainless steel spokes on the back and 28 on...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-14-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By asrubins
Not too sure about what setup you have.... but...

Not too sure about what setup you have.... but strongly suspect you have a mix of Shimano 105 components with some cheaper components such as a TruVativ/FSA entry level drive train and Tiagra...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-14-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By asrubins
Okay Riders, I picked up my Paul Hewitt built...

Okay Riders, I picked up my Paul Hewitt built wheels - Openpros with stainless steel spokes, alu nipples (32r, 28f) and on Dura Ace Hubs (with a lovely new Dura Ace cassette to finish them off). Shod...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-30-07, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By asrubins
Took your advice and am having a set made by a...

Took your advice and am having a set made by a very well respected and recommended wheelbuilder (Paul Hewitt) here in North West England

Gone for Openpros with DT Aero spokes (32r, 28f) and a Dura...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-13-07, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By asrubins
Ksyrium SLs are $800+ here .... and if I import...

Ksyrium SLs are $800+ here .... and if I import from the USA, the government slaps import Duty, Value Added tax etc... so even an import is outside my budget:(

Also, Aerohead doesn't seem to be...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-13-07, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By asrubins
I have set myself between 220 and 270 ......

I have set myself between 220 and 270 ... double it for $s

I could probably get some handbuild Mavic Pro CDs on an Ultegra Hub and no doubt there are other choices ... but sooner or later I...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-13-07, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By asrubins
Though it was a poll .... I can see one at the...

Though it was a poll .... I can see one at the top of the page - can you ?

I'm looking at buying in the next couple of weeks, so i guess 2007 Ksyrium Elites (they're in my budget just)
Forum: Road Cycling 12-13-07, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By asrubins
Help me - Which Wheelset ? Vote Now

Okay Peeps,

I'm 200Lbs and tend to ride in the hills. Which wheelset should I pick .....

Specialised Roval Pavee
Mavic ksyrium Elite
Easton Circuit
Xero Tarmac XPL1

Pleeeease don't...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-13-07, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 1,919,769
Posted By asrubins
5ft 8 and 200lbs .... trying to get unfat... so...

5ft 8 and 200lbs .... trying to get unfat... so riding recreationally to get fitter and trim

my cycling buddies are all between 150 and 175lbs and seem to pick very hilly rides every week - funny...
Forum: United Kingdom 12-12-07, 01:20 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 144,620
Posted By asrubins
Guess you're sorry you asked ! Tony Here...

Guess you're sorry you asked !

Tony Here from Manchester.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-12-07, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By asrubins
Halfords just isn't the place to go. Agree...

Halfords just isn't the place to go. Agree entirely with Stapfam

If you can take a day out, I strongly recommend you do the following ....

1. Go to the Ribble Cycles shop in Preston,...
Forum: Introductions 12-12-07, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By asrubins
Hi East hill, I'm from North Manchester,...

Hi East hill,

I'm from North Manchester, Prestwich - in between Manchester and Bury. I do most of my riding up in the Trough of Bowland... some big climbs around Longridge, Lamb Fell, Marshaw to...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-11-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By asrubins
Yep, they ship to the UK and I got excited ......

Yep, they ship to the UK and I got excited ... BUT then I looked on the UK government's website.... if I import them from the USA, I have to pay taxes:

VAT @ (17.5%) and
Duty @ (minimum 3.5%...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-11-07, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By asrubins
I was thinking of between 1550g and 1650g and as...

I was thinking of between 1550g and 1650g and as for price, they are more expensive over here. To give you some benchmark, for the wheelsets here in UK

Xero tarmac approx $450
Ksyrium Elites...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-11-07, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By asrubins
Appreciate the advice pharmboyrx - Do you know if...

Appreciate the advice pharmboyrx - Do you know if the flex issue the same with all Xeros ??

I thought of the Xero Tarmacs as they have a higher spoke count than the XR1s
Forum: Introductions 12-11-07, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By asrubins
Hello from Manchester, England

Hi there

My name is Tony and I'm 44 and from Manchester (England).

I never sat on a bicycle until I was nearly 30 and then only one ride a year for 6 or 7 years (of about 64 miles) for charity...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-11-07, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By asrubins
I'm 91kg in new money and ermmm 200ish pounds in...

I'm 91kg in new money and ermmm 200ish pounds in old money (i think)
Forum: Road Cycling 12-11-07, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By asrubins
But .....

Thanks for the feedback --->>>
But .... Neuvation don't supply in the UK and won't ship here. Though I had a look at reviews and feedback and they seem like they are "the business"
Forum: Road Cycling 12-11-07, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By asrubins
Strong Light Wheelset Advice

I' started riding about 14 months ago and am realy getting into this - doing 50 to 60 miles once a week now, weather permitting... on some pretty hilly rides in North West England.

I'm Riding a...
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