Hello fellow Clydes,
My friend is even bigger than I am; he is about 250 lbs or so maybe heavier (have to ask him). He has never owned a bike. He wants an upright bike for short commutes, trips to the store, etc. I have prepared an old Schwinn for him, an electro-forged, steel-wheeled, Sturmey 3-speed diamond frame model. (Yes, I told him that modern bikes are much improved but this one looks so retro-cool & he wants to try it).
Will this thing (I'm thinking particularly the spokes and the axle of the Sturmey) hold up under the weight of a 250-lb-plus rider? The streets around here used to be smooth but are showing their age. Anybody with experience with these?