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07-17-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,253
Posted By breadbin

I'm the same weight as you and I'd recommend an...

I'm the same weight as you and I'd recommend an old steel frame because of your budget. Definitely used with $600 to spend. I think if you're careful most reputable bikes should be ok once you dont...
07-17-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By breadbin

Good luck with it! You wont be long bringing the...

Good luck with it! You wont be long bringing the weight down if you keep at it. The kids will love it, they're at the right age to appreciate it. I'm jealous😁. My commute is 17 miles each way and I'm...
04-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By breadbin

I'm still going in and out to work so I'm as busy...

I'm still going in and out to work so I'm as busy as ever.
04-10-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,240
Posted By breadbin

Barry's Gold Blend Tea and leave the teabag in!...

Barry's Gold Blend Tea and leave the teabag in! Probably lost on 99.9% of ye here😁. But it's the only way!
02-23-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,399
Posted By breadbin

I'd stick with the Schwinn but I know the new...

I'd stick with the Schwinn but I know the new bike fever is hard to beat😁. I'm the heaviest I ever was at 157kg. About 350lbs. I have an old Raleigh 531c steel that never gives out and an aluminium...
01-04-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,005
Posted By breadbin

I'm glad you took the plunge and went for it OP....

I'm glad you took the plunge and went for it OP. You cant put a price on something like this. Dont listen to the naysayers. My perfect bike is in Japan and I even thought about travelling the...
01-04-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,628
Posted By breadbin

Theres always one! Let them figure it out for...

Theres always one! Let them figure it out for themselves if it's too dangerous. In my experience with both cycling and driving, there is no added danger cycling at night if you are adequately lit up....
12-19-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,378
Posted By breadbin

nice bike! I also have low spoke count wheels....

nice bike! I also have low spoke count wheels. mavic aksiums. Worst wheels on paper for a heavy rider. I'm 350lbs and they have never given me any trouble. These wheels are also on an aluminium frame...
08-24-19, 03:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,614
Posted By breadbin

Not the worst place to be stuck in! Glad you got...

Not the worst place to be stuck in! Glad you got sorted though:) love the dog!
06-30-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,388
Posted By breadbin

They seem quite expensive for what they are. I'd...

They seem quite expensive for what they are. I'd say they're made in China too because they don't highlight it. That might not bother most people. The cheapest I saw was $2500. For $500 on Craigslist...
06-30-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,020
Posted By breadbin

You're not serious about the gun are you? Seems a...

You're not serious about the gun are you? Seems a bit OTT. Well done on the extra mileage!
06-30-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 38,139
Posted By breadbin

Beautiful bike:) I have 2 Raleigh's that need a...

Beautiful bike:) I have 2 Raleigh's that need a bit of TLC. Both 531c. I must get working on them so I can put a photo in this thread.
06-30-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,945
Posted By breadbin

Yes I'm interested in hearing about this too. Any...

Yes I'm interested in hearing about this too. Any particular diet or exercise plan? My last hba1c was borderline. Doctor said with weight loss I'd be ok but my weight has gone up since. I've at least...
06-30-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,385
Posted By breadbin

Pick yourself up and get back on the...

Pick yourself up and get back on the bike...literally. As you say, setbacks are part of life. What happened though? It might help to talk about it.
06-30-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,869
Posted By breadbin

I'd second all the replies here about a second...

I'd second all the replies here about a second hand steel bike. Be it road or MTB. In my opinion 260lbs would be safe enough on any bike so don't let your weight decide. Some vintage steel road bikes...
06-30-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By breadbin

I'd keep the Gary Fisher too. It's a solid bike. ...

I'd keep the Gary Fisher too. It's a solid bike.

I'd be interested in how you reversed the diabetes. What sort of diet did you follow? Keto? I'm at the heaviest I ever was. My hba1c was borderline...
06-30-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,988
Posted By breadbin

It's not funny! It's a thing:) speaking from...

It's not funny! It's a thing:) speaking from experience.
06-30-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,988
Posted By breadbin

I was off sick the last 2 weeks with sore feet!...

I was off sick the last 2 weeks with sore feet! Well when I say sore, I mean excruciatingly painful. Had an x-ray which was clear. Doctor felt it was stress fracture. I am on my feet all day and do...
06-30-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,490
Posted By breadbin

Hi Jessica, your post rings a lot of bells with...

Hi Jessica, your post rings a lot of bells with me. I struggle to get out on the bike even though I know the benefits. The most important thing is that you get out cycling especially in them down...
06-29-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,693
Posted By breadbin

Paulaner is beautiful! You might also like the...

Paulaner is beautiful! You might also like the Erdinger, Franziskaner and my favourite Leffe!
02-12-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,385
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: 4,634
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: 1,768
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: 881
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: 881
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: 4,327
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: 3,648
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: 1,140
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: 881
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: 1,333
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: 5,011
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: 11,067
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: 11,067
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: 3,470
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: 3,470
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: 11,067
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: 18,747
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: 18,747
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: 4,752
Views: 542,996
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: 1,904
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: 1,584
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: 2,563
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: 681
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: 2,729
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: 1,257
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: 1,167
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: 1,748
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: 2,112
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: 777
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: 777
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...
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