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09-01-18, 08:13 AM
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Posted By PatrickR400

I have a Diverge too, older model so 50/34. You...

I have a Diverge too, older model so 50/34. You will love that bike!
08-26-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,496
Posted By PatrickR400

Have you had a bike fit? No just changing things...

Have you had a bike fit? No just changing things by yourself but under the guidance of someone who can guide you given your bike, and your physical abilities/limitations? A bike fit can get rid of...
08-25-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By PatrickR400

The site you want to check for your sport tech is...

The site you want to check for your sport tech is DC Rainmaker (https://www.dcrainmaker.com/); the guy has everything about everything and extensive product and comparison reviews. He rate the Qubo...
08-19-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,060
Posted By PatrickR400

Most likely the derailleur is slightly out of...

Most likely the derailleur is slightly out of alignment. If that is so, it'll be fixed in seconds, ask them to show you for future reference.
08-19-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By PatrickR400

I ride a Diverge and started when I was about 300...

I ride a Diverge and started when I was about 300 lbs. Great bike. Honestly the deciding factor when I bought it was that you could fit wider tires than a Roubaix. I would think that most bikes...
08-19-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,060
Posted By PatrickR400

Is it noise when you shift? Only in certain...

Is it noise when you shift? Only in certain gears? Only when in the big chain ring and large gear, or small chain ring and small gear?

I ride a Diverge which is in between a Roubaix and a...
08-02-18, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,073
Posted By PatrickR400

Go tubeless; not tube = no pinch flat. I'm 260,...

Go tubeless; not tube = no pinch flat. I'm 260, ride on 28 mm tires at 75 psi.
07-29-18, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By PatrickR400

[/left] Not your fault that there were only 2...

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Not your fault that there were only 2 people gutsy enough to try... :-)
07-25-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By PatrickR400

I track weight but I also track body composition....

I track weight but I also track body composition. Loosing weight is one thing, but weight may also increase as you add muscle.

The TrainerRoad guys do very fancy body composition scans (DEXA)...
07-24-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,372,478
Posted By PatrickR400

Go for it! Cycling is great for fitness with no...

Go for it! Cycling is great for fitness with no joint pain. I'm 5'10", used to be 340 lbs, and had pain getting started in the morning. I'm down to 263 and still losing.
07-15-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By PatrickR400

Nice ride! I've been riding on 24 spoke wheels...

Nice ride! I've been riding on 24 spoke wheels from about 300 lbs without any trouble. Bigger tires though (700 x 28).
07-15-18, 06:57 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 113,197
Posted By PatrickR400

All gone. Sorry.

All gone. Sorry.
07-14-18, 06:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,949
Posted By PatrickR400

Start well hydrated, use insulated water bottles...

Start well hydrated, use insulated water bottles (e.g. Camelbak Podium Chill), freeze a slug of water in them, and fill the bottle just before you go.
07-14-18, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By PatrickR400

Thanks, I'll let him know. He is still in the...

Thanks, I'll let him know. He is still in the 450+ range but went up to 550+ before the severe diet, and operation.
07-13-18, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By PatrickR400

I added a clarification that he is indeed not...

I added a clarification that he is indeed not looking for cycling shorts. Thanks for the comment; it helped clearing that out.
07-13-18, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By PatrickR400

I'm not judging what his trainer stated; I'm just...

I'm not judging what his trainer stated; I'm just trying to help a guy find what he is looking for.
07-12-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By PatrickR400

If you can find tubeless tires, and the wheels...

If you can find tubeless tires, and the wheels are tubeless ready, or be made tubeless ready, you could actually lower the pressure while lowering the risk of a flat. Most flats are either caused by...
07-12-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By PatrickR400

5XL compression shorts

One of acquaintances just had bariatric surgery, and started exercising (boxing). His coach suggested that he should get compression shorts to improve his circulation. I pointed him to Aerotech...
07-08-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By PatrickR400

Just go somewhere that provides a soft landing,...

Just go somewhere that provides a soft landing, just in case, look where you want to go, not at your front wheel, and go faster than slower. You'll be fine.
06-28-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By PatrickR400

I'm 5'10, and 260 ish; I'm partial to D2D...

I'm 5'10, and 260 ish; I'm partial to D2D (https://www.d2dcyclingclothing.co.uk/). I'm on my second set of bibs, and jerseys.

Amazing quality, low price, and basically 1 week UK to my place for...
06-23-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 113,197
Posted By PatrickR400

Enjoy!

Enjoy!
06-21-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,789
Posted By PatrickR400

Can't eat cake...

Can't eat cake...
06-10-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,786
Posted By PatrickR400

I don't know what drives individuals to overeat;...

I don't know what drives individuals to overeat; in my case it is work/stress related.

I train on a smart trainer because my schedule does not allow me much time to ride outside, and often the...
06-09-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 113,197
Posted By PatrickR400

4 jerseys to give away 3XL Clydesdale...

4 jerseys to give away

3XL Clydesdale (https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/1068830-clydesdale-athenas-jersey-order-thread-round-4-a.html?1068830=#post18854889)
3XL D2D...
05-29-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By PatrickR400

Great suggestion. I would throw in that changing...

Great suggestion. I would throw in that changing wheels is not a given; I've ridden from 300 lbs on the stock wheels that came with my Diverge. If someone "must" spend extra money, they would...
05-22-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,328
Posted By PatrickR400

Thank you for letting me know. I never met...

Thank you for letting me know.

I never met PhotoJoe, just exchanged a few email, and a passed down jersey. Still, I'll shed a tear for him.
05-22-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,328
Posted By PatrickR400

I hope you get to see this; I feel for you.

I hope you get to see this; I feel for you.
05-22-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,744
Posted By PatrickR400

The carbon seat post is probably the toughest...

The carbon seat post is probably the toughest part of the bike; I've been riding a carbon bike with a carbon seat post from about 300 lbs.
05-22-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By PatrickR400

Just have it checked by a reputable shop; carbon...

Just have it checked by a reputable shop; carbon bikes may get damaged but not show that damage. Other than that 210 lbs is nothing for a carbon bike.
08-17-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,582
Posted By PatrickR400

The stats are about even between mild, severe,...

The stats are about even between mild, severe, and massive strokes. People think about the massive ones because people die, about the severe ones because people are visibly handicapped, and mostly...
08-17-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,582
Posted By PatrickR400

Exactly; I'm fat, every important metabolic...

Exactly; I'm fat, every important metabolic number is perfect, yet I ended up with a mild stroke, and until I started cycling again, every joint in my lower body ached.
07-25-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,893
Posted By PatrickR400

I would not be concerned about the 32C tires. I...

I would not be concerned about the 32C tires. I rode on that width for a good while with no puncture. Just keep them well inflated.

Back to the original question; you are not too fat to ride. ...
07-25-17, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By PatrickR400

I think you have two questions in your post: ...

I think you have two questions in your post:

1. The carbon bike. I'm not touching that one except to say that if you find a carbon bike that fits you, and your budget. Then it is good enough. I...
07-25-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,976
Posted By PatrickR400

Some "clip less" click even when they are new,...

Some "clip less" click even when they are new, and tight. I've had success with a blast of Teflon lube to the mating area.
07-24-17, 04:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,976
Posted By PatrickR400

Are you certain that they are not just loose? ...

Are you certain that they are not just loose? That sounds like a cleat rattling in the pedal problem.
07-08-17, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By PatrickR400

That thread mentions a rock hitting the inside of...

That thread mentions a rock hitting the inside of the fork. That can of course happen but I wonder if you can call it damage. Stuff will get thrown against the down tube or seat tube by rotating...
07-07-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By PatrickR400

Damaging the frame if you picked up a rock? I'm...

Damaging the frame if you picked up a rock? I'm not sure I understand the concern.

Wide tires, disk brakes, and the 105 group set where the reasons for going for the Diverge. When I made the...
07-06-17, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By PatrickR400

I ride a Diverge and it is a sweet bike. That...

I ride a Diverge and it is a sweet bike. That being said, I could ride a Roubaix and it would still be a sweet bike. If the bike can survive cobbles, it can pretty much survive anything.
...
07-06-17, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By PatrickR400

I'm heavier than you and I never get flats. Your...

I'm heavier than you and I never get flats. Your other bike does not get flats. Is there any possibility that the issue is not with the tire pressure but rather something with debris it the tire or...
06-26-17, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By PatrickR400

+1

+1
06-08-17, 06:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,036
Posted By PatrickR400

I had that issue with one of those quick release...

I had that issue with one of those quick release seat post clamp. Changed it to the fixed type, in my case this one...
06-05-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By PatrickR400

I would not say that it is a hassle. More...

I would not say that it is a hassle. More something to know about specially when buying used. Metal has its strengths and weaknesses too.

The bike you mentioned in the original post was...
06-04-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By PatrickR400

The main issue with carbon is that a major flaw...

The main issue with carbon is that a major flaw could be invisible. For example, carbon has strength only if the layers remain bonded; if there are delaminations, the frame is compromised. A clamp...
06-04-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By PatrickR400

I would return the bike. If a bike will not fit...

I would return the bike. If a bike will not fit the rider given the built in component adjustability, you risk going from one problem to the other.

I honestly don't think this kind of frame...
05-29-17, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,014
Posted By PatrickR400

I rode on Specialized Roubaix Pro 700 X 32 ...

I rode on Specialized Roubaix Pro 700 X 32 tires, 95 psi, at the same weight you're at, with no puncture.

The tires you have are tubeless ready so you could have the LBS convert the wheels to...
05-29-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By PatrickR400

Aerotech is a good brand, I've used them in the...

Aerotech is a good brand, I've used them in the past. Skin tight is fine. Too loose may cause a fold to appear which can cause irritation. Too tight may pinch the skin with the same result.
...
05-29-17, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By PatrickR400

It looks like you have a different sort of pain,...

It looks like you have a different sort of pain, but after more miles. Are the cycling short snug? They pretty much have to be, and using chamois cream often helps a lot.

Now, as mentioned in...
05-26-17, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,298
Posted By PatrickR400

If your elbows are locked it may be that you do...

If your elbows are locked it may be that you do not have a relaxed enough position on the bike; I had that problem. Try intentionally lowering your shoulders and see what that does. You may also...
05-24-17, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,209
Posted By PatrickR400

I bet you fitness is through the roof compared to...

I bet you fitness is through the roof compared to the bad old days. Congratulations!
05-19-17, 04:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,747
Posted By PatrickR400

D2D Road Cycling Clothing...

D2D Road Cycling Clothing (https://www.d2dcyclingclothing.co.uk/)

Fits great, and the chamois is amazing
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