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    easy enough I would think to cut the tube on kind...

    easy enough I would think to cut the tube on kind of a bias, and so you can use any size you like. Sounds like a nifty project. Any pictures?
  2. I think I have just about hit the sweet spot. ...

    I think I have just about hit the sweet spot. I'm 6'5" and around 195.5 pounds. I weight once a week on Saturdays. Two and a half years ago I weighed in at 373 pounds (15 August 2011) and was a...
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    Not in, but on the course. So fun to see you...

    Not in, but on the course. So fun to see you guys ride by Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. Really makes me want to get on my bike more and give it a try some time.

    I'm in the...
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    Used is the way to go, especially as the previous...

    Used is the way to go, especially as the previous owner will have run out some of the bike's quirks. The thing about bikes is the beautiful way you aren't locked into a brand. If you like a Schwinn...
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    If you are already going to spend more than 200...

    If you are already going to spend more than 200 on anything, go just a hair bigger and get something decent from a bike shop. They even have the occasional sweet deal on an older bike that will be...
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    Sticky: Well, I guess I no longer qualify as a Clyde. ...

    Well, I guess I no longer qualify as a Clyde. I'm now 195 pounds. I used to weigh 375 pounds. I am 6'6" tall. I'm starting to look downright emaciated!

    All with hardly a few dozen miles on the...
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    Sticky: Technically, I guess I no longer qualify. I just...

    Technically, I guess I no longer qualify. I just weighed in at 199 pounds!
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    Sticky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxhYHrKJS5o ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxhYHrKJS5o

    From 373# to 206#
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    Sticky: Been a while since I checked in. My back is...

    Been a while since I checked in. My back is still awful, and for quite a while I was leary of getting out and doing anything, but I have had enough of that, so this morning I did get outside and...
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    Sticky: Poll: Happy to report that I now have a helmet and will...

    Happy to report that I now have a helmet and will wear it to ride my bike. Four bucks at Goodwill for a Giro Havoc. Not a bad find at all. Now I can set a better example for the kids. ...
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    Sticky: Poll: Yes, that is kind of true, even though I already...

    Yes, that is kind of true, even though I already shelled out for the used Fuji. Today I rode a whole six miles and to me it was a big deal to do so, since the three miles there was further than I...
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    Sticky: Poll: The only way a helmet might hinder my riding is...

    The only way a helmet might hinder my riding is that the budget is too tight to afford one, therefore if I am required to have one, or even if I am convinced I need one to ride, then I won't be...
  13. Thread: Sail bike?

    by Chugosh
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    The whole idea is so cool! Not real handy for...

    The whole idea is so cool!
    Not real handy for the el cheapo rider to get into, though.
    At least if the wind will not blow, you still have your pedals.
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    I gave up flour and sugar a year ago and closely...

    I gave up flour and sugar a year ago and closely regulated my intake for the last seven months, and I have gone from 385# three years ago to 313# in August 2012 when I started closely regulating, to...
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    Sticky: So far so good:...

    So far so good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9a9rACENO0

    But that was a couple months ago. Down to about 225# at the beginning of March. (I only weigh on the first so I do not obsess about the...
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    Sticky: I only rode a mile today, but I like my big old...

    I only rode a mile today, but I like my big old Fuji. I am not riding to lose weight, but I have gone from 373# to 237# in the last 18 months. I've bragged on this before, but not for a while. The...
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    Now down to 247#! That is from my top weight of...

    Now down to 247#! That is from my top weight of 375# or so eighteen months ago.

    Almost none of the loss from bike riding, though, as I only putter around the neighborhood once a week or so. More...
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    Sticky: So I am now at 261# as of the first of the month....

    So I am now at 261# as of the first of the month.
    There is hope!
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    Sticky: Gotta share briefly, guys. Last year I weighed...

    Gotta share briefly, guys.
    Last year I weighed 375#.
    I weighed in at the beginning of the month at 275#.

    Woo Hoo to say the least, and I'm still going.
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    Well I'm getting a few short rides in, just a...

    Well I'm getting a few short rides in, just a mile or two generally. The other day I was determined that my wife would come home and find me on the bike and not on the computer, so after riding...
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    Night rides are some of my favorite memories of...

    Night rides are some of my favorite memories of cycling from about twenty years ago or so. I'd be over at a friend's place some five miles from home till three or four in the morning most weekends...
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    The convenience of 10 speeds is great, if I could...

    The convenience of 10 speeds is great, if I could get at them without losing my balance and besmirching the pavement with my blood. However a set of thumb shifters should not be too hard to manage,...
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    by Chugosh
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    Algae loves wood. My folks had a deck that would...

    Algae loves wood. My folks had a deck that would dump me off my feet if I wasn't careful.
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    Sticky: Poll: I've never worn a helmet, but only because I did...

    I've never worn a helmet, but only because I did most of my riding before helmets were commonplace.

    Almost all my bike wrecks have been loss of balance or loss of traction. None have ever...
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    I just got back from about three and a half miles...

    I just got back from about three and a half miles on the Fuji, and it did quite well. I just rode around the neighborhood the longest way I could without hitting too many of the cul de sacs. May...
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