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02-12-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,951
Posted By breadbin

Wow this is inspirational and very close to my...

Wow this is inspirational and very close to my heart! Well done OP on the weight loss. I too am overweight. My last HBA1C was borderline diabetic and I need to do something now. I'm 150kgs about...
02-10-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,718
Posted By breadbin

I'm starting late in February but I'm going to...

I'm starting late in February but I'm going to aim for 100+ km. Have not been on the bike in over a year and am currently 150kg:( oh and currently on my night shift week too.
02-10-19, 01:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By breadbin

I'm probably in the minority and I'm not...

I'm probably in the minority and I'm not condoning it but I cycle with earbuds in and music blaring. If I come to a busy roundabout or something I might take one out to hear what's going on but it...
08-06-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By breadbin

Thanks guys. I need to keep up the cycling and...

Thanks guys. I need to keep up the cycling and today I went out again in the beautiful countryside. I did 12km and I actually enjoyed it. I charged a GoPro that I hadn't used in a couple of years. I...
08-06-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By breadbin

Thanks for all the encouragement. I am weary...

Thanks for all the encouragement. I am weary about going out today in case I do too much too soon...but I really want to. I think I should make hay when the sun shines so to speak. I'm off for a few...
08-05-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,374
Posted By breadbin

you will never go wrong with a hand-built steel...

you will never go wrong with a hand-built steel frame! i guarantee you will go through endless amounts of wheels before that frame will fail. Straight from the Gunnar website"There’s something about...
08-05-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,878
Posted By breadbin

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I'm riding a 2005 Brodie Romax with flat bars. It's made from...
08-05-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By breadbin

Congrats man! I am in the same boat more or less....

Congrats man! I am in the same boat more or less. I have to do something now to stop myself becoming diabetic. My hba1c was high but my doctor said it is the weight and if I lost it he would be...
08-05-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By breadbin

Second cycle this year...nearly vomited!

I went for a spin today around where I live in the countryside and it took about an hour. I can't believe I didn't time it but I was so excited to get out I just went. It was my intention to take it...
08-05-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By breadbin

I think a lot of them places are staffed by...

I think a lot of them places are staffed by non-cyclists and just regular joes trying to make a living. Like some retail electrical shops now. There are some amazing bike shops here in Ireland and...
08-05-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,884
Posted By breadbin

I could have used this today, it looks...

I could have used this today, it looks interesting. I also sweat a lot. I went for a spin today and it wasn't sunny but was quite humid and I was cycling (freewheeling) down a hill on the way home....
01-25-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,974
Posted By breadbin

I'd also say too that a reason most dieting fails...

I'd also say too that a reason most dieting fails is that it is only treating the symptom of something else.

I have been trying to lose weight for 9 years. The month before I started nursing I...
01-25-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,974
Posted By breadbin

Thanks I do need to do that you're dead right. I...

Thanks I do need to do that you're dead right. I have started with a little bit of mindfulness. I also taking a few pointers from a guy called Jordan Peterson. Things like setting goals, schedules,...
01-18-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,134
Posted By breadbin

Important life lesson there not to judge others!...

Important life lesson there not to judge others! It is easily done though. Most people are decent enough but there's always the few bad apples. It is amazing too how when you hear something like...
01-18-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,134
Posted By breadbin

A reason I have my music blaring in my headphones...

A reason I have my music blaring in my headphones when I cycle. The louder the better:)
01-17-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,974
Posted By breadbin

Loads of great advice here. I feel 'diet' hasn't...

Loads of great advice here. I feel 'diet' hasn't worked for me in the past. I once lost 4 stone in 3 months on a low carb high protein diet when I was trying to impress a girl but i eventually put it...
01-11-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,909
Posted By breadbin

Pardon this rant about stress and how I think it...

Pardon this rant about stress and how I think it is linked to my eating/exercise habits.

There has to be a reason we eat too much and don't exercise enough. For me it's not as simple as telling...
01-10-18, 02:39 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,909
Posted By breadbin

For me it is job stress and lifestyle. I've...

For me it is job stress and lifestyle. I've nearly doubled my weight since I started my new career (nursing) 9 years ago. It's the worst job I've ever done. Long shifts, nights, weekends equals no...
01-05-18, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4,561
Views: 447,583
Posted By breadbin

Today I received a few bits for a bike I just...

Today I received a few bits for a bike I just bought. It has drops so I'm gonna convert it to flats. My belly doesn't mix well with drops! I'll post some pics of it when I change it. Maybe before and...
01-03-18, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By breadbin

I'd say there's alot of things coming into play...

I'd say there's alot of things coming into play that we don't even know about. All calories are not the same, and our headspace is hugely important in governing our metabolism and weight.

You...
01-02-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By breadbin

Yeah another jealous Julie here. The last time I...

Yeah another jealous Julie here. The last time I was 200 lbs was about 9 years ago, just before I started my new career path and it's steadily gotten worse and worse. My job is not good for my...
01-02-18, 05:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,807
Posted By breadbin

My goal for this year is to commute to work at...

My goal for this year is to commute to work at least part of the way. It's 17 miles each way.

Now when I was younger that would be nothing but now it's gonna be at least 90 minutes. On top of that...
01-02-18, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By breadbin

10lbs to un-clyde yourself? You have it solved! ...

10lbs to un-clyde yourself? You have it solved!

If I was to un-clyde myself this year I'd end up in hospital but I hope to get closer:)
01-01-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,110
Posted By breadbin

Might not be your cup of tea, but if I had that...

Might not be your cup of tea, but if I had that money to spend on a bike I would make it a bike to remember.

I would get a couple of plane tickets, get some accommodation and first off book...
01-01-18, 03:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By breadbin

The frame is gonna be fine. Don't worry about it....

The frame is gonna be fine. Don't worry about it. Probably last longer than a new frame. That's not to say you shouldn't get something else though. Where's the fun in riding the same thing for years!
12-10-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By breadbin

Well I'm about 360lbs now and the bike I use is...

Well I'm about 360lbs now and the bike I use is an aluminium, cyclocross bike with flat bars and 20 spoke mavic aksium wheels. I wouldn't recommend this setup to anyone this weight but I've had it...
12-09-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By breadbin

Great story! Inspirational even:) reminds me of...

Great story! Inspirational even:) reminds me of when I was into athletics and sprinting in particular. This was when I was about 13 or so. I've always been bigger than normal but it never stopped me....
12-08-17, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By breadbin

I know I'm resurrecting an old thread but I only...

I know I'm resurrecting an old thread but I only saw it now:) nice bike! I have 2 Raleigh 531c bikes. I love the handling of them and there is a bit of nostalgia there for me too. They take me back...
11-28-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By breadbin

Thanks for the replies. I guess I was smiling...

Thanks for the replies. I guess I was smiling because it was over and I was proud of myself then. It was only when I got home and measured how far it actually was that it hit me.

I know I have to...
11-27-17, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By breadbin

First spin in months and boy do I feel it!

I had to collect my mother's car so I decided to cycle the 10km (6 miles) to get it. I found it so tough. Before I went out I told myself I'd just take it easy. You know when you see these guys or...
09-08-17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By breadbin

Well done on the weight loss! Keep it up. You'll...

Well done on the weight loss! Keep it up. You'll have to work harder to lose it on that flying machine though;) I'd say that drives itself!
09-08-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By breadbin

I never seen anything like that before and to be...

I never seen anything like that before and to be honest I don't like it. How are you gonna 'true' it? What about going to a 36 spoke wheel and getting it built especially by a reputable wheel...
09-08-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,219
Posted By breadbin

I concur with everyone here. Out of shape and the...

I concur with everyone here. Out of shape and the single speed! I know what the jelly legs feel like. Just keep at it, don't burst yourself. Take it easy and enjoy it. I built myself up a single...
09-08-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By breadbin

I'd be concerned with the 20 spoke wheels...

I'd be concerned with the 20 spoke wheels although saying that I have been using a cheap pair of Mavic Aksiums with 20 spokes and seem to be ok for my 300+ lbs. I probably don't do enough miles to...
09-08-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By breadbin

For those complaining about the heat...count your...

For those complaining about the heat...count your lucky stars! What I wouldn't give for that heat. The other day here it was 8 C which is 46 F. Like the middle of winter, really windy and literally...
08-15-17, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By breadbin

Thanks yeah I was thinking the same thing. Slow...

Thanks yeah I was thinking the same thing. Slow and steady win the race.
08-15-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By breadbin

That's great to hear! Inspirational for everyone...

That's great to hear! Inspirational for everyone else too. I'm about 320lbs. 300 would be an ideal goal for me now too:)

Would you say 2 months is a good goal for this? I don't want to lose it...
08-15-17, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By breadbin

Well done. I hope it stays off but this thread is...

Well done. I hope it stays off but this thread is always here no matter what weight you are!
08-13-17, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By breadbin

This is why I love bikeforums. Stories like this...

This is why I love bikeforums. Stories like this that are so inspirational! I hope you get another 30 years out of it! The bike doesn't look that old!
08-13-17, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,257
Posted By breadbin

I'd expect that. I'm 350lbs and have a steel 531c...

I'd expect that. I'm 350lbs and have a steel 531c frame that doesn't blink with me on it. I also cycle an aluminium frame which is holding up well. Depends on the builder I'd say. The aluminium is a...
04-27-17, 03:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,032
Posted By breadbin

I'm guessing you didn't have your feet clipped...

I'm guessing you didn't have your feet clipped into pedals did you? :)

Like others have said the speed and momentum go a long way in keeping you upright. It would be easier to not have a tight...
04-24-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 21,203
Posted By breadbin

Have you any more pics of this bike? It is...

Have you any more pics of this bike? It is beautiful and it looks like the kind of bike I would love to have a go on. I actually have a PGN-10 frame I need to do something with. Something like this:)
04-22-17, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,266
Posted By breadbin

I have a Peugeot PGN-10 since I was a kid too....

I have a Peugeot PGN-10 since I was a kid too. Has one of them internal expanding seatposts! Had to buy a custom made one and get it shipped 5000 miles. It's definitely quirky though:)
04-22-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,646
Posted By breadbin

Well I wouldn't say I'm smarter but as far as I...

Well I wouldn't say I'm smarter but as far as I can remember, you can just change the shifters and cassette with 7 and 8 speed. It's not like nowadays when you have to change everything more or less....
04-22-17, 04:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,266
Posted By breadbin

I think it is some form of OCD with me. I was...

I think it is some form of OCD with me. I was looking yesterday at the first bike I owned, well bought myself. I got it for about 100, I can't remember and I thought it was a cheese. It's a Dawes...
04-21-17, 03:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,337
Posted By breadbin

Wow! That is a beautiful looking bike. Not sure I...

Wow! That is a beautiful looking bike. Not sure I like the stem but I guess it serves a purpose. I love the seat post bolt which clamps the seat stays together! That is something you don't see too...
04-16-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,814
Posted By breadbin

I don't have a definite goal like the OP but i'm...

I don't have a definite goal like the OP but i'm going to use this advice. Seems sound to me:) I wonder is there an equivalent to the Couch25K for cycling?
04-15-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By breadbin

yeah I totally agree, I always always love when...

yeah I totally agree, I always always love when I'm up on the bike and when I'm finished a ride. I'm exhilarated, euphoric even but always have a hard time making myself go for the ride in the first...
04-15-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By breadbin

No you shouldn't feel like that after a ride....

No you shouldn't feel like that after a ride. After a ride I feel on top of the world! I feel like I could go again. I probably couldn't but...

Because it's been with you for so long I'd tend to...
04-15-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,371
Posted By breadbin

thanks for the replies, it's not a low end drive...

thanks for the replies, it's not a low end drive train by any stretch. it's Ultegra mostly. Very low mileage even though it's on the bike a couple of years. All the parts were put on new at the same...
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