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03-17-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,771
Posted By jc650

Iím 6í03 and I rode an XL Mtn bike frame or 21Ē...

Iím 6í03 and I rode an XL Mtn bike frame or 21Ē frame. Probably a large for your size but any decent bike shop will fit you to the appropriate size.
03-16-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,771
Posted By jc650

I would strongly consider a mountain bike...

I would strongly consider a mountain bike unfortunately not a 150$ one. You donít need to go off road to enjoy the advantages of a mountain bike. I have two road bikes and a mountain bike. The...
11-20-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,688
Posted By jc650

Road bike wheels.

Hello all I was active here for a while then kind of got away from biking seriously for a couple
years. Gaining a lot of weight Back that I had lost didnít help either. Now that Iíve got myself...
05-08-14, 01:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,313
Posted By jc650

My new Synapse came with Shimano RS11's 16f 20r...

My new Synapse came with Shimano RS11's 16f 20r and so far so good, I go between 220-225. I have another set of wheels for when these explode but I really like em so far.
04-24-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,290
Posted By jc650

Congrats on the weight loss and the new bike. I...

Congrats on the weight loss and the new bike. I rewarded myself as well after I lost 80lbs and its kept me from gaining anything back for 6 months!
04-15-14, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By jc650

I would try a few more road bikes before I wrote...

I would try a few more road bikes before I wrote them off. In my case the drop bars offer so many different hand positions and can be set up so many ways that its really no comparison. I think the...
04-07-14, 03:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,786
Posted By jc650

I rode my Specialized Secteur which is the...

I rode my Specialized Secteur which is the aluminum version of the Roubaix at 300 lbs for a long time on bad roads and it was fine. I had the stock wheels trued once and that was it. I bought the...
03-13-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By jc650

I think people way over react about wheels...

I think people way over react about wheels sometimes. My first road bike came with mavic cxp-22's and only needed re truing once after thousands of miles and I was 300 lbs to start. I did need to...
03-08-14, 04:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,848
Posted By jc650

Thanks I just saw that, I wonder if that is the...

Thanks I just saw that, I wonder if that is the actual load on the tire itself? My thinking that with two tires=300lbs max load. My theory might be way off but I cant imagine that most cyclists weigh...
03-08-14, 03:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,848
Posted By jc650

I'm not exactly sure but I have well over 1000...

I'm not exactly sure but I have well over 1000 miles and the tires are fine, I'm 220 now but I rode those for most of those miles in the upper 200's. I couldn't find anything that says those tires...
03-07-14, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By jc650

I bought Michelin city tires in a 47 mm width for...

I bought Michelin city tires in a 47 mm width for my Hardrock and I couldn't be happier. I was over 300lbs at one point and they held up fine. From bike tires direct they are sometimes under 25$ a...
03-04-14, 04:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,022
Posted By jc650

When I was 290-300 I would always average around...

When I was 290-300 I would always average around 15mph, when I got down to 250 before winter I went up a almost couple MPH for same length rides. Im 220 now so it will be interesting to see if I...
03-03-14, 11:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,848
Posted By jc650

I can say the Duranos are excellent, I just...

I can say the Duranos are excellent, I just bought Gator hardshells for my new bike but haven't been out yet. I wont even bother trying 23's at this point. I cant speak about better control though.
03-03-14, 11:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,848
Posted By jc650

I rode 25's at 300 lbs with the stock tires that...

I rode 25's at 300 lbs with the stock tires that came on the bike and got flats almost every time I rode. I bought some Schwalbe Durano Plus 25's and haven't had trouble since. Like Charger said I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-14, 01:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,961
Posted By jc650

I like them but they have priced me right out of...

I like them but they have priced me right out of being able to afford one.
01-25-14, 03:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,974
Posted By jc650

Congratulations on your accomplishment and the...

Congratulations on your accomplishment and the new bike. I started out riding and had some discomfort as well on my rear. It does really take a few rides to get used to it then it goes away, at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,349
Posted By jc650

I like Road Bike Action as well, they don't...

I like Road Bike Action as well, they don't always just review the super top end stuff.
01-16-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By jc650

Well that settles it Im gonna leave the stock...

Well that settles it Im gonna leave the stock wheels and tires to start with and see what happens. I know Ill have the other set of wheels and tires ready to go if it goes bad lol.
01-16-14, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By jc650

Well I thought about that, Im not comfortable...

Well I thought about that, Im not comfortable with the stock wheels that come with it as they only have a 16/20 spoke count. I might just have them put those tires on my second set of rims as Im also...
01-16-14, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By jc650

These may go on my other set of wheels for the...

These may go on my other set of wheels for the bike if I like the way things go with the hardshells. It was between those two and I just hate to give up the puncture protection, especially with the...
01-15-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By jc650

I actually just ordered the continental gatorskin...

I actually just ordered the continental gatorskin hardshells after reading lots of reviews. I was between those and the continental 4 seasons. I really like the Schwalbe durano plus tires but wanted...
01-15-14, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By jc650

I started serious biking when I was 300lbs I was...

I started serious biking when I was 300lbs I was in good health and could ride 40 miles on my road bike with no trouble. I weigh 220 now and it had little to do with cycling. I've always lifted...
01-14-14, 03:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By jc650

I usually work afternoons and in the summer I...

I usually work afternoons and in the summer I like to ride at night and a side street just across from me has a loop that's 1 mile exactly. To stay off main roads at night I'll often just do laps,...
01-13-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By jc650

Ive been lookin hard at the gatorskin hardshells,...

Ive been lookin hard at the gatorskin hardshells, I might try those and if they don't work out I at least know the Durano plus is what I have to stick with.
01-13-14, 03:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,606
Posted By jc650

New road bike = time for new road tires

I just ordered a Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 that comes with Schwalbe Lugano tires which I will replace because these are at the low end of their lineup. My current road bike has Schwalbe Durano Plus...
01-02-14, 03:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By jc650

Congrats, I to had a good year last year as I...

Congrats, I to had a good year last year as I went from 300 in June to 220 as of the end of November. It does indeed take a lifestyle change as far as eating habits go. I had always exercised and...
09-24-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By jc650

Great job! Keep it up and keep it FUN!

Great job! Keep it up and keep it FUN!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,520
Posted By jc650

I bought the Vuelta Corsa HD's from Nashbar as...

I bought the Vuelta Corsa HD's from Nashbar as well and they are solid. I rode those at 300lbs with no problems. Now I'm in the 240's and I don't think twice about them.
09-21-13, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By jc650

That calculator thing seems ridiculous to me to....

That calculator thing seems ridiculous to me to. I bought my road bike with 25's last year at just over 300 lbs. I initially suffered some flats because I didn't realize you had to keep them inflated...
09-18-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,261
Posted By jc650

That weight should be no trouble. I bought my...

That weight should be no trouble. I bought my road bike when I was right at 300lbs and only had a wheel come out of true once and that was after a season of riding. I was getting lots of flats with...
09-16-13, 11:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By jc650

I have lost just over 50 in the last 3 1/2...

I have lost just over 50 in the last 3 1/2 months, people that see me all the time noticed after 30 and like someone else posted Ive had people ask if I was sick to.
09-16-13, 03:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,202
Posted By jc650

1. how much you weigh-Just under 250 2. what...

1. how much you weigh-Just under 250
2. what size tire - 25mm
3. what brand/model tire- Schwalbe Durano plus
4. what pressure are you running- 120

FYI- I also ran the same pressure when I...
08-31-13, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By jc650

Looks good,congrats! I looked at the same two...

Looks good,congrats! I looked at the same two bikes and bought the Secteur for my first road bike about 18 months ago, cause of the bit more relaxed geometry.
08-07-13, 03:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By jc650

I've had the Vuelta Corsa HD's for a year now and...

I've had the Vuelta Corsa HD's for a year now and can't complain about them at all. I have bad roads and at my heaviest was 305 riding them. They're not light but neither am I though I am down to...
07-30-13, 11:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By jc650

At my heaviest, 305 I was riding on Schwalbe...

At my heaviest, 305 I was riding on Schwalbe Durano plus 25's. Max rec pressure was 115. I ran them at 125 on some bad roads and they were fine. I can not recommend these tires highly enough. Yes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 03:28 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,134
Posted By jc650

I work 3pm to 11pm and my wife works 8am to 4pm...

I work 3pm to 11pm and my wife works 8am to 4pm so during the summer I have the two 5 y/o's and a 7 y/o all day. The only real option for me is after work (since theres no way I'd be up at 5am to go)...
08-22-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By jc650

Ill often ride a 1 mile loop around 2 streets...

Ill often ride a 1 mile loop around 2 streets that are near my house. I live on a somewhat busy street and when I get out of work at 11 pm if I dont feel like going on main roads Ill just bang out 15...
08-22-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By jc650

I have a Secteur Sport and love it. It was a...

I have a Secteur Sport and love it. It was a leftover '11 model and i saved around 25%. Only thing Ive changed were the crappy tires it came with.
08-02-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By jc650

Congrats. I just started serious cycling this...

Congrats. I just started serious cycling this year and can remeber my first 6 mile ride and how long I thought it was. Now I do 20-30 a day almost every day and cant wait to do 100!!
07-30-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,283
Posted By jc650

I always look at these things as at least partial...

I always look at these things as at least partial BS. My weight puts me as 88 in the US. I have a lot more muscle than most people who are my weight and although I do have a bit of a gut I dont...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,411
Posted By jc650

Not trying to be a dick but how much more space...

Not trying to be a dick but how much more space can bibs take up than shorts? That would have nothing to do with which one I would prefer.
07-23-12, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By jc650

My kids laugh at me everytime they see me like...

My kids laugh at me everytime they see me like that and my wife says I look like a wrestler to!!!
07-21-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,931
Posted By jc650

Thats some funny **** right there!!!! Toatally...

Thats some funny **** right there!!!! Toatally agree!
07-20-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,647
Posted By jc650

In my town the we have a shopping mall that has a...

In my town the we have a shopping mall that has a ban on people under 18 being in the mall on weekends without an adult due to gang problems.The security guards there routinely make citizen arrests...
07-20-12, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,555
Posted By jc650

In the summer I ride almost exclusively at night...

In the summer I ride almost exclusively at night as I have 3 little kids I have all day while my wife works and I work afternoons 3-11. I usually ride after work and try to avoid the main streets if...
07-20-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By jc650

I had a girl whistle at me when I rode past the...

I had a girl whistle at me when I rode past the corner bar..............well I hope it was a girl!
Forum: Commuting
07-20-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,938
Posted By jc650

I see that a couple of those bikes look like they...

I see that a couple of those bikes look like they have quite an upright riding position. I also see riding 25k isnt something youll probably want to ride at a leisurely pace. In my experience upright...
07-15-12, 09:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,987
Posted By jc650

Specialized Secteur road bike. Quick 10 mile ride...

Specialized Secteur road bike. Quick 10 mile ride just now average speed 17.88 mph. Distances and what bike vary by day and time I have available.
Forum: Commuting
07-14-12, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,949
Posted By jc650

I just put some Michelin city tires on my 29er in...

I just put some Michelin city tires on my 29er in the 47mm width and they roll really nicely and I like the reflective stripe since I commute at night on them.
06-13-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,188
Posted By jc650

Update: I went ahead and purchased the EA50aero...

Update: I went ahead and purchased the EA50aero wheels and mounted some Schwalbe Hs Durano plus tires (25's). Decided to try this wheel/tire combo after seemingly endless flats on my Mavic cxp 33's....
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