Super Clydesdale

Discussion in 'Clydesdales 200lb / 90kg + riders' started by fatboysparkes, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. fatboysparkes

    fatboysparkes New Member

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    Hello, I'm about 332 lbs and looking at getting back into cycling after a good few years off. Currently have a kona hoss which I love and will keep for off road. But want something more road orientated. Have had a specialised Sirius and secteur suggested by a Clydesdale friend and wondered anyone's thoughts on these. Also got suggested a genesis CFD cross. Would appreciate some advice/guidance from guys who've taken this journey. I'm expecting I may have to upgrade the wheel set sooner rather than later. Thanks
     
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  2. steve

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    Hey welcome to the forum! When I was racing years ago I weighed approx 70kg (155lbs) then over a decade or so with to much nutrition and not enough movement I ballooned out to 120kg (265lbs). It's taken me the last 6 months to get to about 85kg, I reckon 10KG's to go. Riding the bike and eating sensible whole/real foods is the best way to lose weight. My rule is, if a food has a marketing budget, is processed and/or fake food I don't put it anywhere near my mouth [​IMG]

    For wheels you can't go wrong with 36 hole Ambrosio Excellence rims, find a good wheel builder and you'll have a cheap and very strong set of wheels.
     
  3. DudeFromMars

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    I am 300 lbs and have really good luck with Mavic a719 rims on the rear wheel - they are rated for tandems.
    I have them on different bikes, and they hold up extremely well.
    They take all kinds of tire widths - from 28mm up to any kind of 29er tire you want

    For the front, I have been running Mavic Open Road - same look, but thinner and lighter rim.
    You really don't need much wheel in front - even the Open Road is overkill.

    You really do need a strong wheel in back - all the weight is there, it is the drive wheel, and the wheel is dished - so it is weaker.
     
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    Thanks guys I've gone with a specialised secteur, the frame warranty sealed it + a good price and recommendation from a friend. It has the standard wheels ATM but will see how these fair..........think upgrading the wheels will be the next purchase. Going to keep my tyres hard and my fingers crossed on the mean time
     
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    DudeFromMars New Member

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    Do you even think before you say stuff like that?
     
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    Moderators please?
     
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    Thank you Dude, I feel the same way. I reported him. I am new to this forum but this kind of goings on will drive me to search for a different forum.
     
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    jhuskey Moderator

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    He has been banned.
     
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    limerickman Moderator

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    As J Huskey said the poster in question along with several other trolls have been banned.

    I won't hesitate banning trolls.
     
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    Tbh it don't bother me......we can all try each other sports........happy to invite them to play opposite me in the front row anytime. Cheers for the advice though especially on the wheels. Found a builder who looks good in the uk who builds the excellence rims. 36 hole will be the way to go when the factory ones die.
     
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    If you're a front row forward, it's going to take time to try to alter your fitness and muscle mass to adapt to cycling.
    It can be done with persistence and effort and time.
     
  12. Sunflowerzz

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    Thank you. What is a troll? Well, forum trolls? This is the first forum I have been on where that terminology has been used.

    Okay, I just answered my own question by doing a little research. I now know exactly what trolls are.

    Thanks again to the moderators.
     
  13. steve

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    Depends on the context;

    1) A mythical, cave-dwelling creature often depicted in folklore as either a giant or a dwarf, typically having a very ugly appearance.

    More likely [​IMG]

    2) In Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog), either accidentally or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)

    PS - thanks for reporting this idiot, we try to jump on them asap.
     
  14. Sunflowerzz

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    Your welcome Steve
     
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    Delighted to read that you find Cycling Forums a good source of info.

    Ignore the harpoon comments. Those clowns have had their user accounts terminated. I will not hesitate to ban each and every troll.
     
  16. HBChristo

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    I read the harpoon/ whale comment, but keep in mind there are a number of reasons why riders are plus 90kg. One is inactivity and excess calories ... the other is weight training and building muscle.

    Either way, the most important thing are two things:
    (1) Morale
    (2) Safety eg. spoke count and skills.
    (3) Morale water, fuel and distance/ calorie/ hr zone efforts
    eg. Don't buy Large when you're XXXL, you won't feel good and you'll be an unnecessary target.

    Sometimes, it's better to setup a high quality trainer (try the Wahoo KickR), in an air conditioned room, water bottles and do the work indoors and slowly progress FROM the indoors to the outdoors.

    Shows like Biggest Loser are about humiliation. At HB I have hammered them about this practice and the problem is the administrators are US !!!.
     
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    I think this thread is a good thread, so I'll help in resurrecting. I'm at about 330 at times, and have never had problems with factory wheels so long as they are wide-enough (box rim versus thin, deep V rims) and spoke tension is even and consistent. I think having the proper tires have also contributed to wheel lifespan. I've found that thin deep V rims have a tendency to pinch-flat in my case, so I avoid them for that reason. I also use 28mm and above tire width in order to spread the significant load. I also spend a good amount of time on maintenance, but that may also be a function of having an older bike.
     
  18. HBChristo

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    Wheel health is a massive issue.

    Deep Vs, Mavic 36h vs Deep dish carbon wheels are another massive issue.

    Everyone wants to ride on Zippesque wheels ... and almost none of them are proper clydesdale wheels. They look weak, ready to break ... almost like they want to break in the shop.

    Going 28 may be safer. But going faster will involve 120psi plus and 25 or lower.

    Rim strength was not something I initially considered ... but is something I am looking into more with the Mavic CPX33s vs Open Pro.

    I haven't been able to see Deep V on road though ... only track.
     
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