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08-25-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,643
Posted By DWhitworth

I use a Wahoo Kikr. 300++ lbs and it works...

I use a Wahoo Kikr. 300++ lbs and it works fine. Paired with Zwift, it works very well...I don't have the discipline to manually adjust resistance so the smart trainer works for me.

Nothing to...
07-19-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By DWhitworth

Yeah, it takes some time to find the right group....

Yeah, it takes some time to find the right group. One ride I regularly do, there are usually enough regulars around to understand why I take off first at the start and they all pass me on the big...
07-14-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,917
Posted By DWhitworth

Another happy Vuelta HD user here...I think...

Another happy Vuelta HD user here...I think around 5k miles on mine with no issues.

DaveW
07-05-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,831
Posted By DWhitworth

I am in the 350# range and ride 23's on my Scott...

I am in the 350# range and ride 23's on my Scott cr10. I used to do 25's but in any tire that runs wide, they didn't fit. they work fine and ride fine though I am sure a wider tire would be...
09-30-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By DWhitworth

Didn't update the thread with last years ride...

Didn't update the thread with last years ride (did the same ~86 mile route), but here is this years....https://www.strava.com/activities/1876417950

This year, I dropped mileage to 81.6 BUT I only...
02-13-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By DWhitworth

Stages here. I had an early model I got on eBay...

Stages here. I had an early model I got on eBay that failed eventually. They were helpful even though I wasn't the original purchaser, but it ended up cheaper to get a new closeout one instead of...
12-10-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By DWhitworth

I have ridden both a Specialized Sectuer (alum)...

I have ridden both a Specialized Sectuer (alum) and my current Scott CR-1 10 for thousands of miles while weighing in at least 350lbs, probably closer to 400 on the Specialized. While the stock...
11-25-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,718
Posted By DWhitworth

It is very confusing and I am no expert...the...

It is very confusing and I am no expert...the 8-9-10-11 speed thing only refers to the rear cassette. So you have it right about 2 front x 11 back really equals 22 speeds, but no one calls it that....
11-25-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,718
Posted By DWhitworth

Yes, I know. I was just trying to provide him...

Yes, I know. I was just trying to provide him some *opinions* of things that I think are important as he makes his possible buying decision....like you covered, he has a lot of options and...
11-25-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,718
Posted By DWhitworth

A group would have quite a bit of an aero...

A group would have quite a bit of an aero advantage as well, so even if the guys there were putting the same watts down as you, they would be going faster.

On the bike...IMO, of course...and sorry...
09-25-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,880
Posted By DWhitworth

This was my 5th year and PTC is (IMO) a very high...

This was my 5th year and PTC is (IMO) a very high class, well run organization and puts on a heck of an event!

Congrats to you and your team and hope to see you next year!

DaveW
09-25-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,880
Posted By DWhitworth

Bringing this to the top, did the OP end up doing...

Bringing this to the top, did the OP end up doing the Century yesterday? It was brutal hot and humid here, but I did (most of) it....

https://www.strava.com/activities/1200297106

The 12 miles...
09-23-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,958
Posted By DWhitworth

Rich Lesnik can hook you up. Or a LBS that does...

Rich Lesnik can hook you up. Or a LBS that does tandem wheels. If you truly want trouble free, you are going to want 36-40-48 spokes for the rear.

It won't be terribly cheap (my rear wheels...
04-14-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,880
Posted By DWhitworth

FWIW, the major hills are concentrated in about...

FWIW, the major hills are concentrated in about 30-40 miles.

DaveW
04-02-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,880
Posted By DWhitworth

I don't know the original poster's...

I don't know the original poster's fitness/training level, but the PTC Century is a pretty tough ride for a charity non race https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14452623

(I know that a lot of people...
03-30-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,880
Posted By DWhitworth

See you out there. I have been doing PTC for 4...

See you out there. I have been doing PTC for 4 years. The century route is a bear.

DaveW
11-27-16, 06:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,755
Posted By DWhitworth

Velocity has 40 spoke hubs in standard spacing ...

Velocity has 40 spoke hubs in standard spacing Velocity - Road Rear Hub (http://store.velocityusa.com/p/road-rear-hub?pp=12)

DaveW
11-06-16, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,755
Posted By DWhitworth

Yeah, this. I have been riding 4 years and am in...

Yeah, this. I have been riding 4 years and am in the 350-400lb range and have ridden road bikes the majority of that time. IMO For really heavy folks, it is all about the wheels and only about the...
09-25-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By DWhitworth

First Century, well 85.4% of one...

I did my first Century ride today for our local charity Pedal the Cause Pedal the Cause | Team Profile (http://stlouis.pedalthecause.org/team_profile.jsp?MemberID=30071)

Here is the Strava ...
08-03-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,045
Posted By DWhitworth

Got mine, it looks great, thanks so much for...

Got mine, it looks great, thanks so much for doing this!

DaveW
06-26-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,045
Posted By DWhitworth

Info is correct

Info is correct
06-18-16, 04:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,045
Posted By DWhitworth

I couldn't send a PM, not enough posts, so I...

I couldn't send a PM, not enough posts, so I emailed you.

DaveW
06-13-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,111
Posted By DWhitworth

My bike has a RD6800 Long Cage on it and it would...

My bike has a RD6800 Long Cage on it and it would have no problem with the 34.(50-34 front) I looked very hard at this option, but decided against spending the money for only 2 teeth.

The rear...
06-13-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,111
Posted By DWhitworth

I can only give my opinion, obviously. I am...

I can only give my opinion, obviously. I am pretty big (350+) and steep climbs are tough when I am 100+ lbs over the weight of giant riders,

My first bike had an 11-30 10 speed. I did the 9...
06-11-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By DWhitworth

More spokes and a good wheel builder. Not cheap,...

More spokes and a good wheel builder. Not cheap, but will fix the problem. I am much heavier than you and ride nearly as fast and go thousands of miles on a good rear wheel.

DaveW
06-02-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,195
Posted By DWhitworth

I would be in if you go with Aerotech. DaveW

I would be in if you go with Aerotech.

DaveW
03-22-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
Posted By DWhitworth

Dkyser, I wrote a book in response to your...

Dkyser,

I wrote a book in response to your PM, but it didn't send because I have less than 50 posts. :( PM me your email and I will answer your questions (to the best of my ability and limited...
03-21-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
Posted By DWhitworth

350+ lbs, run 25's with no problems for over 1000...

350+ lbs, run 25's with no problems for over 1000 miles. I would probably run 28's to lower the pressure but they don't fit my frame.



DaveW
03-21-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,724
Posted By DWhitworth

I am a little bigger than you - 6'7" and a few...

I am a little bigger than you - 6'7" and a few pounds heavier and bought a Scott CR1-10 in September of '15. I bought it mostly because it was the best value for the dollar (I wanted Ultegra...
01-29-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,275
Posted By DWhitworth

I use the CTXG interval videos on YouTube (with...

I use the CTXG interval videos on YouTube (with the sound down) and listen to a radio. Watching the watts and doing the intervals keeps me just busy enough.

DaveW
01-13-16, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,322
Posted By DWhitworth

I have been riding a trainer at home for the...

I have been riding a trainer at home for the winter and if I had tried to start on that, or at a gym on a spin boke, I would have never gone a second time. I don't know what it is about riding...
01-10-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,322
Posted By DWhitworth

For that price, those are worth a shot and look...

For that price, those are worth a shot and look very nice!

DaveW
01-09-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,322
Posted By DWhitworth

I am your size and started heavier. IMO, the...

I am your size and started heavier. IMO, the wheel needs to be properly built and at least 36 spokes.

On my old bike (10spd disc spacing), I had a 40 spoke with a A719 rim which went thousands...
12-29-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,560
Posted By DWhitworth

This x 1 million. Any modern frame will be...

This x 1 million. Any modern frame will be strong enough, it is the wheels that need upgrading at the higher rider weights. I only have 1000 miles on my carbon bike so I don't know how it will...
12-09-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,022
Posted By DWhitworth

I use Rich Lesnik for my wheels and they are also...

I use Rich Lesnik for my wheels and they are also pretty expensive (to me) at about $400 for a rear. However, once I spent this money on my last bike, I went 1000s of miles with no more broken...
12-08-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,294
Posted By DWhitworth

AFAIK, it is showing people that ride a given...

AFAIK, it is showing people that ride a given road/route/trail. On mine, brighter blue is more riders, and generally one can assume if more Strava users are using a route, it is probably safer. At...
10-29-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By DWhitworth

Yeah, this. I wear a size 15 wide and I...

Yeah, this. I wear a size 15 wide and I couldn't find an affordable road shoe so I just went SPD and Shimano M087 shoes.

DaveW
10-08-15, 04:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,262
Posted By DWhitworth

I was in a little bit of a unique situation since...

I was in a little bit of a unique situation since I had to have a bike ASAP and XXL/61+CM is hard-ish to find in stock, but I ran into the issue you mention with a lot of bikes and that is how I...
10-05-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,262
Posted By DWhitworth

My (recently stolen) Specialized Elite Disc Pro...

My (recently stolen) Specialized Elite Disc Pro had BB5 disc brakes. They were decent enough compared to the Schwinn cantilever cheapy bike I had before. The BB5 is fixed, so you have to manually...
09-25-15, 08:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,767
Posted By DWhitworth

I am taller at 6'6" but flirt with 375-400lb...

I am taller at 6'6" but flirt with 375-400lb weight and really never had that kind of discomfort, even when I started and was probably north of 400.

You need to have someone with experience look...
08-15-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,008
Posted By DWhitworth

I am 6-6 and 350-ish and just got one a few days...

I am 6-6 and 350-ish and just got one a few days ago...2-20 mile short morning rides. It was immediately comfortable and I do like the grippy-ness which keeps me from sliding forward.

I will...
08-03-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,205
Posted By DWhitworth

I am not clear - have you tried a single layer...

I am not clear - have you tried a single layer with padding? We are all different of course, but for me, any extra layer of anything chafes (sp?) badly.

I have only used Aerotech stuff and...
06-01-15, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,282
Posted By DWhitworth

What are you B17 guys doing to protect it from...

What are you B17 guys doing to protect it from water? I really want one, but seem to get caught in the rain 2-3-4 times a year and the bike also gets wet when hauling it on the back of the truck. ...
05-20-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,837
Posted By DWhitworth

Yeah, this. My company sells auto racing...

Yeah, this. My company sells auto racing helmets and those have a more complex fit than a bike helmet and there really isn't a situation where a helmet needs to be worn for a very long time to...
05-03-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By DWhitworth

My LBS has been very good at a lot of things, but...

My LBS has been very good at a lot of things, but building wheelsets that work for guys our size (I am 6'6" 350)is not one of them. It isn't really thier fault, I doubt they ever have people our...
04-11-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By DWhitworth

I am heavier than 317 and have put 3000 miles on...

I am heavier than 317 and have put 3000 miles on a Sectuer with no problem, except the wheels. You really want a decent spec wheel built by an expert which may or may not be your LBS. I went...
03-08-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By DWhitworth

Explain please, did the card get compromised, or...

Explain please, did the card get compromised, or did they just charge multiple times?

DaveW
01-26-15, 05:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,911
Posted By DWhitworth

X2 MILLION on getting out there and riding and...

X2 MILLION on getting out there and riding and who cares what you look like. I get a lot of looks while riding my local MUP (where I log most of my miles). Oddly enough, it is generally from...
01-23-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By DWhitworth

This really is a good budget solution. I wear a...

This really is a good budget solution. I wear a 15 EEE in athletic shoes and the M087 (prior version or two) fits me fine.

DaveW
11-25-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,377
Posted By DWhitworth

Because my head is big? :) Most of the normal...

Because my head is big? :) Most of the normal sized cycle stuff I have tried is too small.

DaveW
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