I wish I'd had found this place earlier. I mentioned to my wife a few weeks ago that I'd like to get a bike to ride back and forth to work(actually hinting around that I wanted to buy a new motorcycle). I only live 6 miles round trip but the gas sure does add up.
Anyhow, I come home last week and in the living room set a nice looking aluminum framed mountain bike with a candy green painted rear half, full suspension and all from Wally World(NEXT) Well, as I get to looking at it, there is a sticker that says something to the effect of ' not intended for riders over 180lbs. OK then... I am 5'11" and close to 75 pounds over that weight rating. I sat on it, feels OK. Tightened up the collar on the coil, went over the bolts and tightened them up... did I mention it came from Wal-Mart? and hit the back yard.
It seems to support me well other than the skinny guy seat and my fat ass- then I find this place. Now the bike still sits in the living room. Should I have her take that thing back and get another bike or what? I am scared to death to try and ride to work and ending up as a greasy spot on the side of the road after reading about spoke counts and other fat guys on bikes stuff.
I really don't want to spend and arm and a leg for a new bike as I'd rather spend that money on our little boy. It amazes me that bicycles are going for as much as they are now. I remember as a younger fella spending a couple bills to buy a good bike, now it seems a decent bike runs upwards of $800- ouch! I've drove cars that didn't cost that much for 3 and 4 years at a time
But anyhow, I think this place is awesome. Great information to be had and nice people to talk to from what I've gathered.