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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Is that sort of like a woman into vintage washing machines?
    Totally. Except our rocks are a little older now and the rivers are even dirtier.

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    One size too big?

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    Totally. Except our rocks are a little older now and the rivers are even dirtier.
    Well, as this thread has confirmed, fit is important for riding pleasure.
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    This thread is full of win.
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    One size too big?

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    You know, when you start a thread with a pile of sh...crap, sometimes you find a kernel of truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Sometime I feel like I am on my tip toes. Biggest issue I have is stand over height.

    Mookie - I ride often, my normal loop is around 5 to 7 miles. You can look at my Strava page.

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    5-7 miles is a good start, nothing wrong with that. Try increasing your distance, maybe head out on a 10 miler on the weekend one of these days. Strava will be good so that you can easily track your progress.

    Also, try walking every day. Walk to the store if you can. Or take a 20-30 minute stroll in the morning to start the day. Anything to stay active and keep that metabolism fired up.
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    Kona, you don't look like 5'7. And that 19 inch bike looks fine on you.

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    Are the tires different from the last bike build to this one? Might have some feeling of drag from the tires.

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    Kona, have you always been a man of such, *ahem* "carriage"? It may be your weight causing early fatigue, and not the bike size.

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    OP adding his photo puts things into better perspective.....Stick with the large!
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    Are the tires different from the last bike build to this one? Might have some feeling of drag from the tires.
    Yeah. They are IRC Myhtros XC. They have a folding bead and I don't know what they are made of but the have a really soft sidewall. They seem to never be at the right PSI and often slide around under my weight.

    Kona, have you always been a man of such, *ahem* "carriage"? It may be your weight causing early fatigue, and not the bike size.
    Yeah, I have always been over 200. I was around 230 when I was smoking. I quit in '08. I have never had any other bike make me as tired as this one does. Maybe the frame or bike weighs too much.
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    Riding on the road, bike paths, or off road?
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    My loop is 1/3 road, 1/3 dirt, 1/3 light gravel.
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    How wide are those tires? A lightweight xc tire like that probably isn't the best for your weight and will likely feel squirrely no matter what. Beefier tires might weigh a bit more but give you a better ride.

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    26x2.1". I have always ridden 2.1 or 2.2 inch tires. Never had a folding bead tire before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Yeah. They are IRC Myhtros XC. They have a folding bead and I don't know what they are made of but the have a really soft sidewall. They seem to never be at the right PSI and often slide around under my weight.



    Yeah, I have always been over 200. I was around 230 when I was smoking. I quit in '08. I have never had any other bike make me as tired as this one does. Maybe the frame or bike weighs too much.
    They look like an XC race tire, should be plenty fast rolling at the right PSI. I don't know what it would be for you but I'd try around 40-45 if you aren't worried about traction in fast corners. Low PSI will make a bike feel super slow and like you're riding though sand or mud. If the reach it to far go to a 50mm stem, they're better anyway.

    It's not the bike that weighs too much. I weigh 160 and ride a 19" 2004 Hardrock frame with a 1x9 drivetrain, most of my friends betch at me that they can't keep up on the longer climbs.

    Don't forget the heat factor as well now that it's warming up in most of the country. A 10 mile loop on a 70 degree day is a totally different animal than on a 90 degree day.

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    I try to keep the tires at 50 PSI. I like the tires to be rock hard, always have. I think I am running a 50mm stem, or something smaller. It's really small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post

    Yeah, I have always been over 200. I was around 230 when I was smoking. I quit in '08. I have never had any other bike make me as tired as this one does. Maybe the frame or bike weighs too much.
    Kona, listen closely... are you listening? Are you sure.

    IT IS NOT THE BIKE OR THE TIRES OR THE FRAME MAKING YOU TIRED!!!!!!!
    It's your weight and the diabetes. My son is Type 1 and he's more tired than an average person. Add that to the extra 100lbs you're carrying and you're going to be more tired than you were even a couple of months ago.
    The fit looks fine. Lower the seat a tiny bit.
    Ride more, eat well, Keep up with your sugar levels. Don't let them vary too much or you'll get even more tired.
    Don't be so impatient. Give it time, give yourself time to get used to the diabetes.
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    Kona0197, I too once weighed 235lbs....and it freaking SUCKED. Once I quit smoking and eating like it was my last meal on Earth, my motivation to ride increased tenfold. Once that started happening - the weight flew off me. I went from a barrel-gut 43 waist to a 31, in about 3 years(I did it intentionally SLOW.....because the hanging skin flaps from rapid weight loss are actually WORSE than the fat itself!). Tying my own shoes used to require holding my breath and going for it.

    After being short and pudgy for most of my adult life - I finally wanted to prove to myself I indeed owned a set of six-pack abs. The health and mental benefits outweigh just about anything else on Earth. Losing all the extra pounds reversed my hypertension, congestive heart failure and borderline Diabetes condition. You can also DO it too, man!!!
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    My usual size is 17-18", currently riding a 19" and don't experience what you describe. In my case the most notable differences are stand over and top tube length but already got used to that so feels just like my regular size until I have to dismount.

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    One size too big?

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    Moran??!!

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    Yes moran. I suppose your new, and don't recall the f88me story. So, I'll forgive your ignorance.

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    wtf is a sock troll?

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    One size too big?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfruits View Post
    wtf is a sock troll?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    Yes moran. I suppose your new, and don't recall the f88me story. So, I'll forgive your ignorance.
    "your" new?? Who exactly should be forgiving ignorance? LOL

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    One size too big?

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    "your" new?? Who exactly should be forgiving ignorance? LOL
    Ooh, la, la. You got me. Nice work!

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    oh good lord.

    giant man noob complains of frame weight.

    shift your damn focus from the ill conceived negative nuances of the bike and ride the ****ing thing.

    go have fun. go fast. go slow. climb a hill and fail...then climb it again the next day and beat it.


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    im starting to like Kona0197. nailed with insults and stays civilized about it.

    OP - your posts help my work day go by faster. keep it up but dont be so fast to dismiss suggestions/recommendations.

    if you jump on the bike and pedal for 20 seconds does it feel heavy/sluggish (bike issue)or does this happen after you start sweating a bit (health issue)?

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    It feels heavy to me when I first start a ride and during the ride. The frame is overbuilt and I'm not using the lightest parts. My previous bikes before this one felt lighter and more nimble and I weighed the same back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    It feels heavy to me when I first start a ride and during the ride. The frame is overbuilt and I'm not using the lightest parts. My previous bikes before this one felt lighter and more nimble and I weighed the same back then.
    Maybe it is a few pounds heavier, but relative to the entire "system" of rider and bike (which is the total mass you need to move) being over 300lbs, even a 3lb difference for example is only a 1% increase on the whole. That's not going to make suddenly make anything feel like dragging concrete. Stop looking at the bike as a problem i.e. it's the wrong size, it's too heavy, it's not my favorite color (j/k). 99% of what happens on a bike is the rider. Quit the negativity and go ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    That bike is fine for christ's sake. Just ride it. Start easy and build up to longer distances. It's called fitness and right now at 285 lbs you are officially out of shape. Don't worry about the bike.
    Oh yeah ^
    Ride more, eat less. You'll save money with both ventures and living and working gets easier too. From where i'm sitting your position on the bike looks excellent.
    It's much easier, smarter, and productive to control your weight with diet. It only takes a few minutes to eat what it can take hours to burn off, and did I mention you'll save money? how bout time?
    It's nice to have time to tinker, but messing with the bike is also costing you time, money, and giving you an excuse that makes it ok for you not to ride.
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    Got out today for 5.7 miles. You all are correct. It's just me. For some strange reason it takes more energy for me to get out and ride. Great day for a ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Got out today for 5.7 miles. You all are correct. It's just me. For some strange reason it takes more energy for me to get out and ride. Great day for a ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    Oh yeah ^
    Ride more, eat less. You'll save money with both ventures and living and working gets easier too. From where i'm sitting your position on the bike looks excellent.
    It's much easier, smarter, and productive to control your weight with diet. It only takes a few minutes to eat what it can take hours to burn off, and did I mention you'll save money? how bout time?
    It's nice to have time to tinker, but messing with the bike is also costing you time, money, and giving you an excuse that makes it ok for you not to ride.
    Good points, it gets easier!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Got out today for 5.7 miles. You all are correct. It's just me. For some strange reason it takes more energy for me to get out and ride. Great day for a ride.
    Nicely done. Keep up the good work, Kona.
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    How much time before a thread pops up about how something broke?

    Prove me wrong and deal with it on your own and be a drama-free kona.

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    One size too big?

    My prediction is the next thread will be another bike swap thread since this one failed to achieve the desired result.
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    Yeah, I'm waiting. Something will happen.
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    My prediction is the next thread will be another bike swap thread since this one failed to achieve the desired result.
    I don't recall asking anyone here to do a bike swap. Maybe you should read the thread over again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I don't recall asking anyone here to do a bike swap. Maybe you should read the thread over again?
    He was making a prediction on a future action, not referring to anything you said in this thread.
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    One size too big?

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    He was making a prediction on a future action, not referring to anything you said in this thread.
    Exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Got out today for 5.7 miles. You all are correct. It's just me. For some strange reason it takes more energy for me to get out and ride. Great day for a ride.
    It's not a strange reason. You're diabetic and you're bigger than you've ever been. Both will rob you of energy before you ever throw a leg over your bike. Riding your bike will help both problems.
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    That bike could use a lighter fork, faster rims and disc brakes, preferably the new Shimano XTs with good strength and modulation. I wonder whether the rim brakes are safe for Kona's weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    How much time before a thread pops up about how something broke?

    Prove me wrong and deal with it on your own and be a drama-free kona.
    This place would shrivel up and die without drama...
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    I wonder whether the rim brakes are safe for Kona's weight.
    They work. Well sort of. They have their issues.
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    One size too big?

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    They work. Well sort of. They have their issues.
    Sounds like somebody around here. Oh wait, you said the brakes work. Never mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    They work. Well sort of. They have their issues.
    See? Guys, anyone has a spare pair of hydro brakes for Kona? I am sure he will be grateful and that he will pay it forward.

    While at it, can someone please help him get his business off the ground? He needs just a little help from a graphic designer: Help with graphic design » Forum Post by kona0197

    His chances of succeeding would be greatly enhanced if he could get a legal copy of Windows 8 - anyone has a spare DVD with a not yet activated installation?
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    One size too big?

    Well, if he never asks, how will he receive? And continuously receive? And continuously receive? ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    His chances of succeeding would be greatly enhanced if he could get a legal copy of Windows 8 - anyone has a spare DVD with a not yet activated installation?
    Kona » Windows 8
    Kona0197! you spent the $40 bucks that guy sent you for Win8 on something else?
    im back to disliking you although your threads kick ass.

    did you end up getting a free network adapter from the last post you wrote in the link below?
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    a slightly smaller frame will not lose you much weight at all.

    i have a 28lb mtb, and a 35lb fat bike. The fat bike tires me out from rolling resistance...but not weight. I dont even feel the weight much because traction makes up for it. there are many factors that make a bike feel sluggish, but you have a hardtail with skinny hard tires. i'm sure the bike is fine. rolling along smoother stuff, and you wont feel that weight much. I really only feel bike weight when i pick the thing up with my hands. Unless you're doing gnarly tech, or super steep climbs, i wouldnt worry bout it. Just ride more! i've been riding for 4-5 years and still get tired. it's all part of it.
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