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Old 04-18-22, 08:31 AM
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I am 64 and my weight has fluctuated from 240 pounds to over 300 the last 25 years. I have recently gone from 290-240, and hope to drop another 10-15 once weather permits daily riding. Back in 1992, I bought a new Schwinn Crosscut hybrid with 700C x 38 tires. The first year, commuting 16 miles roundtrip to work, I had more than 10 spokes break on back wheel. Dealer always replaced under warranty. At end of summer, they put a different manufacture back wheel on it and I broke no more that season. In the spring, they replaced front wheel to match. I rode that bike until 2010, when I bought a Specialized Sirrus Elite. I commuted to work on that until fall of 2018. My employer relocated in December of '18 and I left in summer of 2019. I never broke a spoke on the Sirrus, even at 280 pounds. I would push for them to replace your wheel set.
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Old 05-09-22, 12:58 PM
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33 Year old male who is 6'4. My weight was 266 lbs in December at my last doctors visit but I haven't weighed myself recently because my scale is in storage (living temporarily with my son until I close on my next house. Looking like a close date of Friday this week!) I got into cycling to be more active once I quit bartending and got an office job. I'm hoping to lose weight, last year I put in about 750 miles, so far this year I have 360 miles under my belt. My goal this year is a century ride and 1,500 total miles.

I have a 99 Univega 308 and an 84 Marathon. The Univega recently got a new lightweight seat post, new clamp and a new regular seat. I also repacked the bearings recently and gave it a good scrub for the start of the season. I was going to add photos but I can't because I'm too new! :O
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Old 05-13-22, 05:58 AM
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NewÖ but not new

Hi! This is my third ďlifeĒ on a bike. I got my first bike in my 20ís and rode it to school and work. Just loved it. Got heatstroke on it in AZ and put it aside until about 20 years ago, when I fell in love with it again and was here on bike forums.

got super sick after 5 years, and then better, then new kinds of sick, and now Iím presently doing well but have been basically inactive the past 6 years. So starting from scratch much older and fatter!

I was going to quietly lurk as I restarted, but then I thought that there might be others in a similar boat. So hi!

I have moved from one of best bike-centric areas of the country to a place where thereís no shoulders on the rode, so thatís going to be scary.

I have started out riding my ďdog bikeĒ, a Bianchi Torino which has 2 quick connects for leash attachments and a trailer connect. I had never ridden this bike without dogs attached. I feel very weird being so upright, but the bike itself is way more pleasant than I thought it would be, with a lovely triple crank for my very weak legs that are just post-surgery for a meniscus tear.

The first day I was very unsteady and felt weird just lifting my leg up to mount. This was a few weeks ago. I now go for a ride daily.. up to 4 miles but my knee feels it! I also ride to the gym 3x/week to work core and upper body.

I am amazed how a morning ride puts me in a great mood for the whole day. I had forgotten how much I love riding. I have fantasies of touring, but honestly I think my goal will be traveling to trails and towns and the pulling out the bike (and dogs?) for a day of exploration.

Iím totally a Fred, and hang out in C and V. I have kickstands and bells on all my bikes. I havenít met anyone in my new town that rides, but I just found out about an LBS that does social rides. I just dropped off my rigid 94 Scott Cheyenne (previously my winter bike) to become a Kansas gravel bike, so my adventures can start.

Happy Riding, new friends! If anyone remembers me, shoot me a line.
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Old 05-14-22, 05:27 PM
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250 ish pounds at about 5'10. Rode a lot as a teen and over the years but really got back into it a few years ago. Got close to not being a Clydesdale a few years ago and
hoping to ride my way back. I enjoy road cycling most but looking forward to a few gravel races I've joined over the summer. First bike that got me back into cycling in my 40s was an 80s/90s Peugeot. Rode that thing a lot and then converted a flat bar Giant Rapid 2 into my drop bar roadie. I don't like apples that much so I'll keep riding to keep the docs away and see the world.
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Old 05-17-22, 11:41 AM
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Brand new to the forum. 49 years old. Western Mass (Longmeadow, MA) Years and years of being on the Peloton and in my basement. Made the jump and bought a bike over the winter to do weekend rides. Storck Aesfast Plat, Rotor 2INPower crank, Shimano Di2 groupset, etc.....
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Old 06-13-22, 02:28 PM
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New to road cycling and in a desperate attempt to lose this new dad and pandemic weight Iíve fallen in love with something I had previously dismissed over mountain biking.

Iím 34 years old, 6í4 and 265 lbs - before two daughters (3&2 years old) and the pandemic I was 215. During university in my second year I was 306 and dropped to 200 in a year, looks like Iíll have to go back to dieting and exercise to get the weight back down. Although I was 23 back then lol.

Happy to find a community of people in similar situations!
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Old 06-15-22, 04:49 PM
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I have been away for over a year due to bad crash. I used to log in as Commute Commando, but that has somehow gone away and now I am Igorgroks. Now riding only a fixed gear, mostly on river trails and flattish city streets. SouthO mostly and earlier this week around Long Beach/Huntington Beach. Have dropped a lot of weight, especially since the almost severe TBI, but once a Clyde, always a Clyde. Besides, its my Starbucks name.
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Old 06-20-22, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Tango1 View Post
New to road cycling and in a desperate attempt to lose this new dad and pandemic weight Iíve fallen in love with something I had previously dismissed over mountain biking.

Iím 34 years old, 6í4 and 265 lbs - before two daughters (3&2 years old) and the pandemic I was 215. During university in my second year I was 306 and dropped to 200 in a year, looks like Iíll have to go back to dieting and exercise to get the weight back down. Although I was 23 back then lol.

Happy to find a community of people in similar situations!
I know what you mean. I used to commute 17 miles round trip until 2019, about 7-8 months of the year. Left that job and took a job in retail, walking 15,000 steps a day in the store. Retired at beginning of Covid shutdowns at age 62. I had gone from 330-240 in 2004. Fluctuated up and down 15-20 pounds winter to summer. Ballooned back up to 288 by last September at 63 years and 9 months. Cholesterol was 229, BP was up again, and A1C was 5.9. Dr. upped BP med dose, put me on Lipitor. I went on low carb diet, gave up my beloved craft beer, no red meat, no pasta, no white bread, no pizza. After 6 weeks, was down 18 pounds. Cholesterol was 105. In April, Cholesterol was 117. Was down to 250. Mostly just two mile walk every day for exercise. Now down to 240. Would like to get to 230. Will be 65 in December and this is a permanent lifestyle change now. I haven't ridden as much I would like due to nagging shoulder issues which have not been resolved. Good luck.
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Old 06-26-22, 02:05 AM
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Hello, I was 6'1 (187cm) and I am interested in the older/vintage bikes.

I have tried to check around 2nd hand bikes in my country (Singapore) to no avail.
Just wondering if the forum members are open to selling out of CONUS?
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Old 07-29-22, 04:55 PM
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I should probably re-introduce myself. I have been here before, but I took a lot of time off and progressed fully into ultra-Clyde status due to various excuses, which i dont find acceptable. So among other things, I want to get back into biking. Trick is, when you are pushing close to 400 lbs the bike options start to diminish, and the bikes you own may be at risk.... so I just ordered a custom rig that is due in maybe 6 weeks. It will be my first motor assisted deal, and i'm betting that gets me back on the road a lot more. I'm not too far away from 50 and its time I stop messing around and get myself as healthy as I should be. My long term plan is to get back into things enough to do frequent century rides. Not long ago I got my ham license, so I plan to set up a mobile rig to go with me on the rides, help me pass the time while enjoying the scenery. And if I can find enough mountains with some clean trails I plan to ride to the top as often as possible.

I still have my old bikes, and the new one will be a recumbent quad. When I drop enough pounds to feel good about the old bikes I'll have all areas covered. Road, Trail, comfort distance, stupid mountain stuff, bike park stuff... you name it. Plus the new quad can be used for a camping adventure or hunting or general expeditions.

Its good to be back and I hope to get a lot of riding done soon.
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Old 09-19-22, 02:48 AM
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I am 42, used to ride a fixed gear all around Tucson 9 years ago. Moved to Missouri and had another baby, got lazy and had medical issues. Bought a 21 speed during Covid lock downs and now riding. Started out at 259. With riding and the Carnivore diet I'm at 209 in 142 days.
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Old 09-25-22, 11:29 AM
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Any other Athenas?

Hello! Any other women here? I love to mountain bike, but Iím slow. Iím over 200 and trying to fix that. Iím a heavy weightlifter as well. Taking advantage of the light outside until time change, so Iím on my bike twice a day. Hiking on weekends, too.
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Old 01-14-23, 03:50 PM
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Looking for more Tall bicycles, Here's mine so far

These are my bicycles and I am looking for a 1920's-1960's vintage frame.
I don't quite hit the mark at 6'5" and 194 but close.
All these frames are 67cm-69cm c-c
1968 Rene Herse Gentleman
1967 Cinelli SC
1984 Specialized Expedition

Anyone here have a very tall Frame or Bicycle to sell??



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Old 01-17-23, 07:02 AM
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I figured that my google searches for info on frames, tires, wheelsets, saddles (the list goes on) kept pointing me to this forum......so I figured I'd go ahead and join so that my 6'2'' 280 pound ass can interact with the cyclists that want to share their knowledge.

My name is Jeremy and I've spent the better part of the past 30 years playing sports or advancing in a career that required lots of physical strength and endurance. Five unsuccessful surgeries later, I found myself without the ability to withstand high impact cardio and feeling pretty sorry for myself. Long story short, I ended up within spitting distance of 300 hundo. I've yo-yoed on and off keto for the past couple years and decided that I needed to buckle down and make a lifestyle change. I want to be around to meet my grandkids and get the opportunity to spoil the ever living crap out of them! I started commuting by bike almost five months ago and have dropped 18 pounds so far. A 24 mile daily commute has helped me drop some weight and now I just need to dial in my diet in order to keep making progress.

I currently ride a Bombtrack Beyond+ and am in the process of having a custom titanium gravel adjacent frame built by a company called Habanero Cycles.

Looking forward to sharing my experiences along with learning from others on here.
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Old 01-18-23, 04:25 PM
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6'2" 220lbs. Ride a Cannondale Jekyll 2019 because of the high of downhill riding and to get in shape will going up.
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