I've been reading up on it and I've determined that the bike shop guy lied to me. He told me that my bike would be just fine under the stresses that my (6'5" 350) body would put on this bike under normal riding conditions. I've rode the thing less than 50mi and already the crank arm fell off, the chain broke, the wheels have needed trueing twice, the chain seems to skip under certain gear combos, and now the new chain is clicking. I paid a fair amount for this bike and would like to continue riding it for no reason other
than to be nicer to it by losing some weight! It seems like at the very least I will need new wheels and given that the pedals are plastic, I imagine those will break off at some point as well. Are there any other suggested replacement parts? What brands would you guys suggest? And what can I expect to pay?
I keep thinking back to high school when I had an $80 bike from Target that lasted years with
much much MUCH harsher treatment and roughly the same size me.
I would grately appreciate any and all assistance, as I would love to get back into cycling again.