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07-02-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Synack42

Another salvaged curbside find

Was on my daily workout route the other day and saw an early 90's steel frame upside down in a subdivision yard. (I'm a sucker for 26er bikes... My main workhorse is a frame up 26er build with rigid...
01-02-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,182
Posted By Synack42

Nice, I'm in the metro Detroit area and didn't...

Nice, I'm in the metro Detroit area and didn't even know about that one. Looking at it now you could even mix it up, leave from Comstock Park and change rail trails around the halfway point in Reed...
12-27-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,584
Views: 336,214
Posted By Synack42

Totally agree, it's all about keeping a caloric...

Totally agree, it's all about keeping a caloric deficit. Riding regularly also helps drastically and makes you feel much better about the occasional cheat day.

330+ to 180 lbs in one year -- just...
10-30-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By Synack42

Well, I can definitely see changes to the heatmap...

Well, I can definitely see changes to the heatmap in my area from this year. My daily workout routine is pretty visible, including variations made due to road construction this summer. (There are a...
10-21-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By Synack42

No experience with Carver, however I recently...

No experience with Carver, however I recently built a rigid 26er using a Sunlite fork: https://www.modernbike.com/sunlite-rigid-mtb-fork-26-black

Super inexpensive and I have no complaints so...
08-30-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By Synack42

I built a rigid 26er... for giggles...

So I got into cycling earlier last year as a way to lose weight and keep calories in check. Started off with a cheap Magna from Craigslist, was fixing it constantly (but actually enjoying the whole...
07-20-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By Synack42

Sorry, huge screenshot from the phone... Actual...

Sorry, huge screenshot from the phone... Actual intake is ~1600. The app by default will take whatever you burn and put it back into the budget. (I really try to avoid dipping into that additional...
07-18-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By Synack42

Thanks everyone! At the moment I'm trying to...

Thanks everyone!

At the moment I'm trying to stay around 1600 calories daily with one hour minimum on the bike/15 miles. I usually burn ~800 calories during the ride but I honestly try to avoid...
07-16-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,311
Posted By Synack42

Counting calories and cycling really does work...

Just need to share... Around April last year I weighed just over 330 lbs. Started to notice diabetic symptoms and the doctor confirmed I was type 2. Ended up with three different prescriptions...
07-07-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,187
Posted By Synack42

Mainly an old Diamondback Outlook and an old Trek...

Mainly an old Diamondback Outlook and an old Trek 4300, both 26ers. (WTB All Terrain 26x1.95 on one and cheap Goodyear 26x2.125 on the other. I do have a Frankenbike hybrid with old-school 27x1-1/4...
06-07-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,986
Posted By Synack42

This is going to look horrible compared to...

This is going to look horrible compared to everything else in this thread... But this bike basically turned my health around completely. $30 on Craigslist a year ago -- Down from 330+ lbs to 207...
06-07-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By Synack42

Franken-road bike build

I honestly picked this bike up complete, just to part it out. (The father-in-law needed a new wheelset on his old 10 speed.) I had the donor bike laying around the garage for a couple of weeks and it...
06-03-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,612
Posted By Synack42

Personally I find that aspect of cycling very...

Personally I find that aspect of cycling very entertaining, probably goes along with a car guy constantly tweaking and upgrading their project. Except the RJ version is an extremely cheap hobby and...
05-22-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,409
Posted By Synack42

The frame I ride is probably a bit too large for...

The frame I ride is probably a bit too large for myself (honestly love it from a riding position though).

Whenever I come to a stop I usually just leave the right foot on the pedal (raised forward...
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