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Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 16:32:25 -0400
From: "Ron Danner" <ron.danneur@gmail.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Greetings fellow Bolsheviks:

My name is Ron Danner and I am new to this humble slice of the world. I have used the list archives as a source for bike thoughts for some time. I have been dealing with a host of health issues mostly spawned by exposure to toxic mold in the early 2000's. I have had systemic immuno-failure and my weight has ballooned to over 400 lbs from a somewhat svelte 245lbs in the late 1990's. I have my health now in order and have decided upon biking as a way to regain my touch with health, vim and vigor.

Obviously I need a stout machine to support my girth so all the racing and sport tourers that you guys deal with are out of my reach for now. I have found an older Schwinn frame that I am working on to create a touring frame of sort. I plan small short rides at first and then hope to progress to longer more vigorous rides. I am trying to engineer a rear wheel that could accomodate more than just one rim as I am afraid that I will bottom out most conventional wheel systems. Does anyone know of any classic multi-rim hubs? Pellisier used to make something like that. Any idea where I can score something like that. I have a friend who owns a bus company that has offered to do some welding if necessary. I'll keep everyone updated as I continue my build.

One last question? Does anyone know where to acquire some size XXXL riding shorts? All the ones i have from before are way too small. When i rode before i also experienced pouch problems since my hinter parts are embarrasingly large. I'd like to find shorts that allow some internal tuck so i don't look like i have a groin tumor. Any help would be most appreciated.

Ron Danner
Hop Bottom Township
Susquehanna PA USA