I know that at my current weight ( 210 ) I out a lot of strain on my bike but I just feel like this is wrong.
Most of the time I make sure the majority of my weight is on my seat however there are times when I am climbing that I will stand up and them most of my weight is on the pedals.
I was out riding the other day and I noticed that every time I get to the bottom of a stroke I would hear a popping noise. Today I flipped my bike over and inspected it ( since it is not going away) and I saw that there is a ring that holds in the bottom bracket ( I assume). With the frame held steadily in place I can move the entire crank assembly up and down just a little and I can see that ring moving with it. Is this a common issue for heavier people on bikes? What are some solutions?
I really enjoy riding but the last few times out I have had to use head phones to drown out the noise the bike is making.