I put together a bike for a friend who is 400+ pounds.
I had a beach cruiser (all steel) and I switched the wheel set to have heavy-gauge stainless steel spokes (12g), Weinmann DH-39 Doublewall Black Rims (Dimensions: 26 x 38 ), and KT Histop Coaster Hub.
As far as tires, I put regular cruiser balloon tires (26").
I switched out the saddle with a Ravx Cruiser Deluxe Seat. (This thing is huge!)
My question is, will this home made bike work for my friend? All the bikes that I have seen online are well over $600 for a 550lb capacity. This guy isn't motivated to do much, but he is willing to give this a try.
We are going to start off slow, about 2 miles each way.
Any info is greatly appreciated.