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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-23-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By sstorkel
I think the bigger problem, other than the bike...

I think the bigger problem, other than the bike being over-priced, will be the race-oriented geometry. If you not young and flexible, you probably want to look for a bike with "endurance" geometry....
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-20-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 422
Posted By sstorkel
Not usually, but you mentioned Shimano's 105 road...

Not usually, but you mentioned Shimano's 105 road gruppo so I thought I'd mention Tiagra just in case you were thinking about road bikes for some reason.

Occasionally, you'll see a mixture of road...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-20-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 422
Posted By sstorkel
You probably don't need SLX parts if you're not...

You probably don't need SLX parts if you're not going to be riding off-road. Shimano Deore is right where you want to be. If you need road bike components, look at Shimano Tiagra.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-12-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By sstorkel
Unless you're buying a recumbent tricycle, I...

Unless you're buying a recumbent tricycle, I would think that a 2-wheeled recumbent would have all the same balance problems as a normal upright bicycle: you still need to balance and if you lose...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-12-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By sstorkel
The mountain bike pedal is SPD: SPD -...

The mountain bike pedal is SPD:

SPD - TECHNOLOGIES - CYCLING FOOTWEAR AND PEDALS - LIFESTYLE GEAR - SHIMANO (http://www.shimano-lifestylegear.com/us/pd/technologies/spd.php)

The road variant is...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-08-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,392
Posted By sstorkel
Which may be accurate: Newton's First Law being...

Which may be accurate: Newton's First Law being what it is, bicycling on flat ground is fairly efficient once you're up to speed. Changes in weight generally don't have a huge impact unless they also...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-07-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,392
Posted By sstorkel
Sure there is: Bicycle Speed (Velocity) And Power...

Sure there is: Bicycle Speed (Velocity) And Power Calculator (http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm)
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-01-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By sstorkel
Unless you're a savvy shopper and willing to...

Unless you're a savvy shopper and willing to spend a long time hunting for bargains, building a bike from a frame and parts will usually end up costing more money than buying a complete bike. Figure...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-10-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 678
Posted By sstorkel
You'll get a bunch of replies to these questions,...

You'll get a bunch of replies to these questions, all of it different an contradictory. With that said, I offer the following advice:

1) Maybe. Does it fit? Is the carbon fiber frame sound? Is the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-10-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By sstorkel
It sounds to me like you have three choices: ...

It sounds to me like you have three choices:

1) Buy shorts locally
2) Reschedule your appointment
3) Wear your current shorts to your fit and hope for the best

You haven't told us where you...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-09-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By sstorkel
Agree with this completely. At 220 pounds, there...

Agree with this completely. At 220 pounds, there should be plenty of 24-spoke wheel builds that could be perfectly adequate for the OP. Heck, at that weight I was riding on a set of ultra-cheap...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-08-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By sstorkel
What wheels are you currently riding? I'm 40-50...

What wheels are you currently riding? I'm 40-50 pounds lighter than you and I use 24/28-spoke wheel sets. At around 1600g/set (claimed) they're 200+g heavier than the lightest 16/20-spoke tubular...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-08-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By sstorkel
Once I have my saddle at the right height, I wrap...

Once I have my saddle at the right height, I wrap a piece of black electrical tape around the seat post right where it meets the seat post collar. One or two wraps of tape around the seat post and...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-02-16, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By sstorkel
I own a set of Shimano XTR PD-M970 pedals....

I own a set of Shimano XTR PD-M970 pedals. Honestly, without looking at them or weighing them on a gram scale I couldn't tell the difference from the inexpensive PD-M520s. I got them for a great...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-02-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By sstorkel
Unfortunately, there are dozens of different...

Unfortunately, there are dozens of different things that can cause knee pain.

Improper saddle height is the biggest problem for a lot of people. The saddle should be as high as possible while...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-02-16, 01:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By sstorkel
M520's are the best! I have them on all of my...

M520's are the best! I have them on all of my bikes, including my $5000 road bike...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-01-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By sstorkel
The big difference between the Crank Brothers...

The big difference between the Crank Brothers pedals and Shimano SPDs is the release angle. With Crank Brothers pedals, the release angle is 15- or 20-degrees. SPDs are something like 3- or...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-27-16, 03:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,175
Posted By sstorkel
No, I did not. As a point of fact, which you seem...

No, I did not. As a point of fact, which you seem to have a tenuous grasp on, I didn't say anything about weight until after you posted your two bogus photos. At no time did I say that a steel bike...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-26-16, 10:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,175
Posted By sstorkel
Sounds good. Feel free to point to name-brand,...

Sounds good. Feel free to point to name-brand, LBS-sold steel bikes that include a carbon fiber fork. I've already pointed to numerous examples of readily available steel bikes within the OP's budget...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-26-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,175
Posted By sstorkel
Sounds like we agree. I guess you didn't bother...

Sounds like we agree. I guess you didn't bother to read the last paragraph of my post? The one where I said, "Do an apples-to-apples comparison without a fork swap and the "steel" bike ends up with a...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-25-16, 11:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,175
Posted By sstorkel
I think that's only true if you believe the...

I think that's only true if you believe the manufacturer's lies. In the real world, the weight difference is a half-pound or more, not the tenth of a pound you're claiming. I installed Ultegra Di2 on...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-25-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,175
Posted By sstorkel
The OP can't afford high-end exotic steel alloys,...

The OP can't afford high-end exotic steel alloys, so the disadvantages of a 4130/chromly steel frame are:

- It weighs more than an aluminum or carbon frame
- It's more flexible than an aluminum...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-24-16, 10:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,175
Posted By sstorkel
No, he isn't. In this particular case, I think...

No, he isn't. In this particular case, I think you've drunk a little too much of the "steel is real" Kool-aid to be at all objective on the subject. You repeatedly sing the praises of steel, without...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-24-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,175
Posted By sstorkel
Personally, I ride carbon and aluminum frames and...

Personally, I ride carbon and aluminum frames and love them. I'm not a fan of steel; too heavy and too flexible in my experience. Aluminum frames work well with carbon fiber forks and slightly wider...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-19-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By sstorkel
I've thought about buying Specialized bikes on...

I've thought about buying Specialized bikes on several occasions, but could never get past their high prices. A friend of mine bought a Fuji road bike, got a great deal on it, and has had absolutely...
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