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Old 03-15-20, 09:16 AM
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Road frame I built in a frame building class.

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Looking back through this thread I noticed I left out my Specialized Roll .

And my Electra Fat Tire 7d Lux
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Here's my clyde bike. I'm currently around 255 lbs. I'm on the way down at present, and 255 is actually about the least I've been for most of the last 10 years.

It's a Lynskey R260 titanium, disk brakes, Shimano Di2 drive train. I've got a 46cm handlebar on it, a Brooks B17 saddle (love), and a set of custom wheels that I built myself. I call them the AeroClyde wheelset. The tires on the bike are Compass (now Rene Herse) Stampede Pass tires, which are 32mm wide (nominal).

The wheels are made with LightBicycle rims, 46mm deep and something like 28 or 29mm wide, drilled for 36 spokes both front and rear. I used White Industries CLD hubs. The front spokes are aero spokes, the rear ones are standard double-butted round spokes. I'm assuming that the LightBicycle rims are pretty tough, and with 36 spokes both fore and aft these wheels feel like they will be durable as hell being ridden by a very heavy rider, while also being about as lightweight and aerodynamic as any semi-deep carbon wheelset built for a very heavy Clydesdale has any chance of being. You're simply not going to find a commercially offered semi-deep carbon wheelset built with enough spokes to be sensible for a very heavy rider.

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Here's my clyde bike. I'm currently around 255 lbs. I'm on the way down at present, and 255 is actually about the least I've been for most of the last 10 years.

It's a Lynskey R260 titanium, disk brakes, Shimano Di2 drive train. I've got a 46cm handlebar on it, a Brooks B17 saddle (love), and a set of custom wheels that I built myself. I call them the AeroClyde wheelset. The tires on the bike are Compass (now Rene Herse) Stampede Pass tires, which are 32mm wide (nominal).

The wheels are made with LightBicycle rims, 46mm deep and something like 28 or 29mm wide, drilled for 36 spokes both front and rear. I used White Industries CLD hubs. The front spokes are aero spokes, the rear ones are standard double-butted round spokes. I'm assuming that the LightBicycle rims are pretty tough, and with 36 spokes both fore and aft these wheels feel like they will be durable as hell being ridden by a very heavy rider, while also being about as lightweight and aerodynamic as any semi-deep carbon wheelset built for a very heavy Clydesdale has any chance of being. You're simply not going to find a commercially offered semi-deep carbon wheelset built with enough spokes to be sensible for a very heavy rider.

Beautiful TI bike. I hope to get a helix someday, they are cool looking IMO!!!
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Beautiful TI bike. I hope to get a helix someday, they are cool looking IMO!!!
Yeah, the Helix does look pretty cool. I'm not sure what benefits the tube shape might offer over the standard shape, but hey, that doesn't have to matter, right?

I got the Lynskey back in the second half of 2017, but found out I was getting deployed in early 2018 and mostly stopped riding in the run-up to it, then spent the next year away from home. Got back last year, but for various reasons I'd only done a few hundred miles since then, and have only recently begun spinning up again towards regular decent mileage. So the Lynskey's still at just 2200 miles or so despite having gotten it 2 1/2 years ago. I'm hoping to triple that this year. So far in the ~2200 miles I've put on that bike I've absolutely loved it. It's solid, the Di2 shifting and disk brakes feel great and are major improvements over my previous bike, and it's just smooth and confident. Part of the smoother ride is due to the really excellent 32mm tires, part is that the bike is more appropriately sized for me than my previous one, and I'm sure some unknowable part is down to the titanium and the geometry. It suits me very well. I put the Brooks saddle on my previous bike a few hundred miles before I got the Lynskey, so the saddle probably has more like 2700 or 3000 miles on it. It did take several hundred miles of pain before it broke in, but ever since it's been infinitely more comfortable than the other saddles I've ever ridden. Even doing a century ride my comfort in the saddle wasn't an issue.

I value toughness, functionality, comfort, and safety first and foremost, but then appreciate weight and performance after those top priorities are met. I feel like this Lynskey is my perfect clyde bike, tough enough to be ridden hard by a guy as heavy as me, while being as performant as a bike built for someone like me can be. Do my AeroClyde wheels really offer me much over the stock wheels that came on the bike? Who knows? But it tickled me to build a wheelset that was as high performance as I could get, that absolutely was not offered commercially, since nobody builds high performance carbon wheels for clydesdales, and I won't ride one of these 18/24 or whatever wheelsets made for bean poles weighing 150 lbs soaking wet.
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Yeah, the Helix does look pretty cool. I'm not sure what benefits the tube shape might offer over the standard shape, but hey, that doesn't have to matter, right?

I got the Lynskey back in the second half of 2017, but found out I was getting deployed in early 2018 and mostly stopped riding in the run-up to it, then spent the next year away from home. Got back last year, but for various reasons I'd only done a few hundred miles since then, and have only recently begun spinning up again towards regular decent mileage. So the Lynskey's still at just 2200 miles or so despite having gotten it 2 1/2 years ago. I'm hoping to triple that this year. So far in the ~2200 miles I've put on that bike I've absolutely loved it. It's solid, the Di2 shifting and disk brakes feel great and are major improvements over my previous bike, and it's just smooth and confident. Part of the smoother ride is due to the really excellent 32mm tires, part is that the bike is more appropriately sized for me than my previous one, and I'm sure some unknowable part is down to the titanium and the geometry. It suits me very well. I put the Brooks saddle on my previous bike a few hundred miles before I got the Lynskey, so the saddle probably has more like 2700 or 3000 miles on it. It did take several hundred miles of pain before it broke in, but ever since it's been infinitely more comfortable than the other saddles I've ever ridden. Even doing a century ride my comfort in the saddle wasn't an issue.

I value toughness, functionality, comfort, and safety first and foremost, but then appreciate weight and performance after those top priorities are met. I feel like this Lynskey is my perfect clyde bike, tough enough to be ridden hard by a guy as heavy as me, while being as performant as a bike built for someone like me can be. Do my AeroClyde wheels really offer me much over the stock wheels that came on the bike? Who knows? But it tickled me to build a wheelset that was as high performance as I could get, that absolutely was not offered commercially, since nobody builds high performance carbon wheels for clydesdales, and I won't ride one of these 18/24 or whatever wheelsets made for bean poles weighing 150 lbs soaking wet.
I don't' think it has any thing different to bring to the table except its looking different. I just always wanted one. When one of my current rides dies that will be my next ride. I can't get another bike unless I replace one......wives and their rules
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I don't' think it has any thing different to bring to the table except its looking different. I just always wanted one. When one of my current rides dies that will be my next ride. I can't get another bike unless I replace one......wives and their rules
So, she doesn't know about N+1?
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So, she doesn't know about N+1?

Yep, she is well aware of that.....she says if I do N+1 for bikes she will do N-1 for husband! I headed her warning.
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Yep, she is well aware of that.....she says if I do N+1 for bikes she will do N-1 for husband! I headed her warning.
If you need any help getting one of your other bikes to die, I think I know a guy. "Nice bike you got there. It would be a shame if anything happened to it..." :-)
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If you need any help getting one of your other bikes to die, I think I know a guy. "Nice bike you got there. It would be a shame if anything happened to it..." :-)
Let me take out extra insurance first and make sure my Picasso painting is the saddle bag first
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My fun bike. Some things have changed. That hideous kickstand is gone now. So is the bottle holder. I've a nice red one I'm going to put on it.
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If you need any help getting one of your other bikes to die, I think I know a guy. "Nice bike you got there. It would be a shame if anything happened to it..." :-)
Mine threatened she would get a puppy for each bike I bring home. That was 4 bikes ago. So far, no puppies...
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Mine threatened she would get a puppy for each bike I bring home. That was 4 bikes ago. So far, no puppies...
We've had exactly as many dogs in the family as I've had bikes. Coincidence? Only the Shadow knows...

She doesn't live with us anymore, so it's not directly applicable, but my daughter did just get a new puppy herself, and coincidentally my MTB is beat to hell and in need of a serious upgrade. Perhaps our hidden canine overlords really are pulling the strings. I, for one...
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I'm 6'1" and on a good day 250 +-. Here's my Clydesdale bike , or maybe should say trike. It's a mid 50's Worksman industrial trike that I put a beer cooler on the back where a tool box would go. Added a 40's Dayton springer fork. I'm the most popular guy on our club rides!


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We've had exactly as many dogs in the family as I've had bikes. Coincidence? Only the Shadow knows...

She doesn't live with us anymore, so it's not directly applicable, but my daughter did just get a new puppy herself, and coincidentally my MTB is beat to hell and in need of a serious upgrade. Perhaps our hidden canine overlords really are pulling the strings. I, for one...
There may be something to that, in some degree.
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