I have been lurking around here for a few months just absorbing the knowledge and "using" all the inspirational posts! You folks have helped me immensely even though you weren't aware! THANK YOU!
But, of course, now, I find myself in need of some guidance. My friend (who actually got me into riding last year) wants to sell me his 2007 Scattante R-560 so he can upgrade to a CF bike. Now, this would be a HUGE improvement over my Target bought POS Schwinn. My current "bike" has about 1000 miles on it and the BB is sounding like it is about to explode!
Now, I haven't ridden his bike yet so actually don't even know if it will fit but it should be close since we're both 5'11" and have the same inseam and approximate arm length.
Being a clyde, though, I worry about taco-ing the wheels. It has a pretty low spoke count (I could only find this picture of the bike since it is discontinued http://www.eyebike.com/product/2007-...ke-p28999.html). Now, being that I currently weigh 223 (down from 270 in OCT 08! ) and it would be used for almost all MUP's and maybe a little road, no curb hopping, etc, do you think they will hold up?
He called Performance bike and they said it would be fine for my weight and I don't THINK they were blowing smoke since they don't get any money if I buy it or not...