Dave S asked why I would recommend a Hillborne or Hilsen over a Roadini.  

I recommended that because in your OP you said you recently lost 150 
pounds, and that you now weigh 260.  A 260 pound person who was recently a 
410 pound human sounds to me like it would not be a bad idea getting a 1 to 
2 pound heavier bike and having the room for 38 mm tires with fenders, and 
42 mm tires without.  You could set up a very slick Sam Hillborne at ~24 
pounds with nice 38mm tires, and do whatever brevet you like.  

Bill Lindsay
El Cerrito, CA

On Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 8:45:01 AM UTC-7, DaveS wrote:
> Thanks everyone for the thoughts. Indeed the Fargo and Troll are for sale. 
> Bill I am curious why you suggested the Sam or AHH instead of the Roadini, 
> as I am starting to think that 33's are a little small for a wide 
> man......even given Riv's assurance that it will be fine.....the mental me 
> has me riding some New England fall brevets with the Roadini and being 
> wildly fast while the other me reminds that me that I am not a 
> racer.......which makes the Sam the one

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