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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 07-27-08, 07:22 PM   #1
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Wanted: Lightfoot Magnum for Supersized Athena

Hi - Newbie here!
Too many Supersized Meals have left me Supersized and i'm looking to start exercising. I've been doing some research for bikes for big folks (5'5" 400+# and losing) and it appears the 'heavy-duty workhorse bike Lightfoot Magnum would be the best bike (special thanks to RollerDave for supplying me with his purchase decision and experience - definitely a cool clyde).

Question: Anyone aware of any used Magnums out there on the Wild, Wild Web world for sale, considering its major-expensive price tag!!

I'm assuming the recumbant bike would definitely be the way to go as i've seen a post citing it being an "easy-chair on wheels."
Besides - just start riding- other SuperSize Clydes/Athenas with advice for me: Pedals, helmets, shoes/sandels, computers to keep track of milage, etc., can one ride with a radio or is this dangerous; if not, what kind do cyclist use?

Responses are much appreciated as i want to make this experience fun, comfortable and health benefitting to ensure i keep on peddling.

I'm grateful to have found this 'Clyde Site' as i was 'hanging out on a 'skinny' forum (good folks never-the-less)!!

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Old 07-27-08, 08:02 PM   #2
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OOH the bike looks like a beauty (I never knew about them. I rode a trike of sorts after a kidney operation. Smooth as silk. I know has large size clothes..also I think I bought mens bike shorts for myself (I went with 2XL mens for a then 225 pound take a look at site and you can always return.) Then again with that bike - I do not think you will need padded shorts - so just ride what you are comfy in as long as you don't wear pants that get caught in the chain. Definetly go with a good helmut form the bike shop. I'd stay away from a radio - that way you can loisten to anything aproaching and just be!

So...good luck - and post your progress/weight loss. Great for you for un supersizing. Just cut back (easy to say - I know!) and you will lose the pounds.

Go get em!
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Old 07-27-08, 08:57 PM   #3
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rollerdavem may be able to help you out with finding a Lightfoot. They are a great trike, but are pricey almost beyond belief! They do have listing of used and demo trikes for sale though at the Lightfoot site.

Hope that helps a bit.

I just looked and no trikes listed currently, but you can contact Lightfoot from that page as well, and perhaps they can help you out.
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