I found this on CL:
I'm 6'4" 300lbs and have had issues with broken frames and wheels in the past.
I've never owned a Lotus, were they decent frames?
Is this a fair price for a new old bike?
I'm not looking to spend a ton of money but I also hate spending money twice.
This seems like a bike that may hold up pretty well under my size and weight.
I've looked at a few others in my size, all were in the $200 to $250 range but none were new, and none were built with any consideration for a larger rider.
The fact that he lists it was built with straight gauge SS spokes and heavier tires and tubes tells me it was built with a big rider in mind.
My concern is the frame being too light or too flexible for a heavy or big rider. I've had issues with higher end frames before.