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Old 01-17-23, 07:25 AM
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Clyde Commuter from the Ozarks

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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Welcome aboard, brother! If you're looking for sharing experience, then you have come in the right place.
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It's an advice that is worth listening to and that I got recently when I joined too (I'm also a newbie).
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Welcome and congrats on making some smart new life choices cycling.
This site is great for motivation, advice, and eye candy.
You may get infected with N+1.
I also have a Habanero TI and they are great builds for harder riding and heavier riders.
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Originally Posted by joesch
Welcome and congrats on making some smart new life choices cycling.
This site is great for motivation, advice, and eye candy.
You may get infected with N+1.
I also have a Habanero TI and they are great builds for harder riding and heavier riders.
Which model of Habanero do you ride?

The N+1 is tough to shake.
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The road version built up with dura ace triple.
Here is a pic at Grapevine Lake
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Welcome Jeremy! Good luck on the new journey and hope you enjoy the bike!
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Habenaro makes nice bikes, a road version is on my bucket list.

Talk to them to see if they can get you robust commuting wheels as thats going to be the weakest link. Something with 32 spoke, double butted and hand built might be better than some manufacturers wheels
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