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    Thanks for all the tips and advice. I have...

    Thanks for all the tips and advice. I have registered for this event!

    I think I should be ok with my pace, I have no problem keeping a 15mph pace on flats. It's the hills that get me. I averaged...
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    I haven't singed up yet, and I know time is...

    I haven't singed up yet, and I know time is ticking. Last week this is not a ride I considered doing. I participated in the chilly hilly last Sunday, as my first organized and supported ride I fell...
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    Looking to do this for the first time this year....

    Looking to do this for the first time this year. Anyone have any pro tips and how the camping works at the mid way point for the 2 day? Or any favorite spots? Looks like there is a couple places to...
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    My lbs had tons of xxl specialized and gore...

    My lbs had tons of xxl specialized and gore gloves on closeout starting at $15 a pair. I got big hands and after a few uses the xxl was too big. The specialized ones stretch out quite a bit over...
  5. Chain slipping on cog when shifting to lower gears

    I've seemed to develop a problem, I was out climbing a hill and noticed my chain kept slipping while trying to get into my lower hill climbing gears. Would this mean my rear derailleur needs to be...
  6. Like others have said, The weight limits they put...

    Like others have said, The weight limits they put on bikes is pretty conservative, And are set low to avoid lawsuits and such. I'm between 320-330 lbs and have been riding a '12 Tarmac for over a...
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    I'm a size 15 as well, and have Shimano road...

    I'm a size 15 as well, and have Shimano road shoes in a 51. They do feel a bit loose on me, but they've done a great job the last year with my shimano 105 pedals. Check out this link for road shoes....
  8. Poll: This is what I do. I have a 30 mile commute each...

    This is what I do. I have a 30 mile commute each way, And bike to the bus station (6 miles), and from where the bus drops me off I bike to work (3 miles).
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    372544 This box of goodies was waiting for me...

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    This box of goodies was waiting for me on my porch when I got home yesterday.
  10. I'm in the same boat. Last spring/summer had the...

    I'm in the same boat. Last spring/summer had the most successful time of my adult life losing weight. Dropping nearly 100lbs by cycling, soccer and logging in what I eat on a daily basis. This Winter...
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  12. I'm at 335lbs right now, and Have had a Carbon...

    I'm at 335lbs right now, and Have had a Carbon road bike for about a year with no issues at all with the frame itself. There's a few others around the same weight as us too, and they haven't had any...
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    You'll be perfectly fine on a road bike, as I was...

    You'll be perfectly fine on a road bike, as I was concerned myself, A few months ago with this same issue. I got a specialized Tarmac in May on clearence with 23c tires and have had no issues so far....
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    327278Rode to legion park in Everett, this...

    327278Rode to legion park in Everett, this morning. About a 13 mile ride from my house with some good hills.
  15. Great looking bike! I just bought a Carbon Fiber...

    Great looking bike! I just bought a Carbon Fiber bike (Tarmac) with 24F/32R spoke, 23mm tires and I'm weighing in at 330lbs. I've only got about 100 miles on it, But I'm very impressed with the frame...
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    Narrower tires using same wheel?

    So my girlfriend has had her specialized expedition bike for almost a year and we are trying to make it easier for her to get around town. She has 26''x1.95 tires that came with her bike. Would I...
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    I love the Samammish river trail! Espcially when...

    I love the Samammish river trail! Espcially when it involves stopping at redhook after/during a ride, for a beer.
  18. Yes, I have the DT axis wheelset on right now. 32...

    Yes, I have the DT axis wheelset on right now. 32 spokes in the rear and I believe 24 in the front. I'm 6'5'' 328lbs, And getting under 250lbs. I started off at 385lbs 2 months ago. I'm making great...
  19. Yes, I'm not concerned about heavier wheels, as...

    Yes, I'm not concerned about heavier wheels, as I'm a clyde. I just want something strong and durable to last until I get down to my goal weight, Which I'm already half way there. I have no problems...
  20. Will these wheels work with my sram apex components?

    Hello all, I'm new to cycling and just got a Tarmac with Sram Apex components. I am a bigger rider and am looking into getting a Vuelta Corsa HD wheelset from nashbar, for my new bike. Would I have...
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    Great advice everyone. I'm 2 1/2 months into my...

    Great advice everyone. I'm 2 1/2 months into my lifestyle change, and have lost 53lbs. One thing that has been a huge help is having a protein shake in the morning. It is filling, and gets me off to...
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    I weigh 330lbs, have the same exact tire...

    I weigh 330lbs, have the same exact tire size/spoke count on my tarmac I bought last week. I've got about 40 miles on it and a quarter of that was on a road pretty torn up, Lots of bumps, cracks,...
  23. I wear them, I'm a super-Clyde (6'5" 330lbs) it...

    I wear them, I'm a super-Clyde (6'5" 330lbs) it makes cycling so much more comfortable and easier. That's all that matters to me.
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    Sticky: Just picked up last year's apex tarmac for a...

    Just picked up last year's apex tarmac for a great deal at my LBS yesterday.
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    Thanks for all the encouragement everyone. I...

    Thanks for all the encouragement everyone. I noticed today my LBS also had last years model of a apex tarmac heavily discounted. Tried it out and felt a lot like the Roubiax in ride quality, just...
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