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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 03-22-08, 08:22 PM   #1
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Trek 4300

I ordered a Trek 4300 non disc brakes in silver / black for $400.

I went down to the lbs and tried both out. The Specialized frame was a bit beefier and the Trek a bit sleeker. For me, I liked riding the Trek much more and I guess that's what it's all about. If you like it you ride it.

As I think I said before, I'm not going to be hopping rocks or running down ski trails in the summer. Just a bike that I can ride on the rail trails when I want or just put a smooth tire on the back and leave on the trainer. Maybe it'll be my grocery getter.

That said, I emailed my landlord; I'm a renter, and I'll be moving this summer. The new owner is a beautie and the new tennants are obnoxious. I like my part time job which supplements my pension so I'll be moving hopefully within 10 mi of it. I'm very excited with the thought of a ~20mi daily commute even if it is only 3 days / wk.

That's the news!

p.s. Neil, did you get my offer?
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Old 03-22-08, 09:13 PM   #2
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I have a Trek 4300 - its a great bike! Best of luck on your move.
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