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    You know your a Clyde when.....

    State things "you know your a redneck when.." style..

    You know your a clyde when, some one ask are Giant bikes made for big guys..

    Yeah my sister asked me that.. i cracked up.. postem...

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    You sway instead of sprint to get your swerve on.
    i have more than you.
    ...because i have me and you.

    zarr

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    When your saddle height for climbing is taller then your riding buddy!

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    When my shoulders are bouncing off the trees on tight singletrack as all my smaller buddies slip right on through.
    I like turtles

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    the shoulders bouncing off trees sucks ... rips up shirts also also fun to go under low laying trees... stop pedaling, fold your body down and even then I typicaly knock my camelback on it...
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    Your seatpost is kinked backwards at a 45 degree angle.

    You don't care how much your derailleur weighs.

    When you ride through a creek you get all your riding buddies nearby wet.

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    when your all-mountain bike is your XC ride...

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    You can twist your derailluer hanger around your QR like a wet noodle, going uphill.
    A lightweight wheelset is 2500 grams.
    They don't make cycling shoes big enough to fit you.
    Your commuter has 32mm wide rims.
    You get 40% sag at max psi.
    Your light bike is 34lbs.
    You don't need a big chainring to go 60mph down a slight incline.
    You hit your shoulder on a tree on tight singletrack, and break the tree.
    You're afraid to sit on a roadbike because you will buckle the wheels.
    Carbon Fiber cringes at the mere sight of you.
    400mm is a short seatpost.
    8mm seat rails are too flexy.
    A 21" framed bike feels like a BMX.

    = )

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    when loggers ask if you can pull this chain for a while.

    when moose move out of your way.

    when your friends don't hear you fall so much as feel the tremors when you hit the ground.
    Visit Ted's Broken Bike and Refurbished Unicycle Emporium

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    If you get pinch flats running tubeless at 35psi......


    You might be a Clyde.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savagemann
    You can twist your derailluer hanger around your QR like a wet noodle, going uphill.
    A lightweight wheelset is 2500 grams.
    They don't make cycling shoes big enough to fit you.
    Your commuter has 32mm wide rims.
    You get 40% sag at max psi.
    Your light bike is 34lbs.
    You don't need a big chainring to go 60mph down a slight incline.
    You hit your shoulder on a tree on tight singletrack, and break the tree.
    You're afraid to sit on a roadbike because you will buckle the wheels.
    Carbon Fiber cringes at the mere sight of you.
    400mm is a short seatpost.
    8mm seat rails are too flexy.
    A 21" framed bike feels like a BMX.

    = )
    Haha!! I fell into a tree and broke it. Whenever we pass that spot, my friend always says there's your tree!!
    I like turtles

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    ........you think you're hearing the foliage brushing your spokes, only to find your rim eyelets are empty.

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    You know you're a clyde when...

    You consider trying to mount the front brakes from your truck onto your bike, just to slow down.
    next time

    [QUOTE=spazzy] Might as well sell your bikes, E-riding is much more productive.

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    When you know that Clydesdales are awesome. And Magnificent.
    i have more than you.
    ...because i have me and you.

    zarr

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    People keep saying " you should get a bigger bike or a try 29'er" But I'm ridin an XL Niner???

    Or my fav, after unloading and gearing up at the trailhead, guy rides by laughing and comes back to my truck, "Crap man, that's an F-150, I though it was an old Ford Ranger."
    Great, I'm so big I make a pickup truck look small!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29WI
    People keep saying " you should get a bigger bike or a try 29'er" But I'm ridin an XL Niner???

    Or my fav, after unloading and gearing up at the trailhead, guy rides by laughing and comes back to my truck, "Crap man, that's an F-150, I though it was an old Ford Ranger."
    Great, I'm so big I make a pickup truck look small!
    Magnificent.
    i have more than you.
    ...because i have me and you.

    zarr

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    your XC fork is a 36VAN . . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by WTF-IDK
    You consider trying to mount the front brakes from your truck onto your bike, just to slow down.
    Downhill brakes actually work pretty well.

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    You know you're a clyde when...

    your lbs only knows you as the big guy that brakes frames.

    my personal list for a Trek fuel 70:
    3 rear tryangles.
    main frame once.
    2 front forks.
    2 sram casetts.
    tacoed 2 front wheels.
    1 rear wheel.
    1 brake caliper.
    all broken parts were done 1 at a time. i.e.no combos like front wheel and fork at the same time.

    This is why my new Heckler is way over built.
    I will post pics as soon as i figure out how.
    next time

    [QUOTE=spazzy] Might as well sell your bikes, E-riding is much more productive.

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    turtles make me hot
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    My last bike was a Cannondale from the 90's with a 1" steerer with a Manitou EFC on it. I brought it to a LBS for a new bottom bracket and some other customer walked up and asked "Is that your bike?" I replied Yep... He said "Are you crazy? It's gonna break."

    A month later, I purchased my FSR 29er and I've never been happier.
    I like turtles

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    You know you're a clyde when...

    You have to check the max weight limit on new parts, frames or bikes.
    You never want to borrow a friends bike.
    You find the chest strap on a camelbak to be too small.
    You can use momentum to get through stuff cycling whippets need to pedal through.
    You are always catching up and passing friends on downhills.
    Your local trail has a number of trees snapped off at your shoulder height.
    You ride 203mm disks for XC and need it.
    Hikers never get cross with you.
    You know that mtb limbo isn't for you...

    It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

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    ...when the skinny little weasels that pass you on the way up, fear for their lives as you thunder past them on the way down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markymark
    ...when the skinny little weasels that pass you on the way up, fear for their lives as you thunder past them on the way down.
    Yup Yup.
    i have more than you.
    ...because i have me and you.

    zarr

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    when you constantly check to see if your wheels go out of true when you hit a bump.


    when you check your frame for cracks after a ride.


    I do both of these things...

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    when you consider 700x40 tires "road tires"
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    - '82 trek 560 roadie

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    Hahaha. My road bike has 26" wheels and 1.75" tires. the rims are 32mm wide.....Bike weighs 33lbs.......= )
    I did almost hit 30mph the other day on flat ground with a 36t up front. Yes, even my commuter has a bash guard...LOL

    I know I'm a clyde because I have to ask a co-worker to test ride bikes I work on, in fear of breaking the customers bike....LOL

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