Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
Originally Posted by CranesInTexas
Ask Beanz about breaking bikes. Off the top of my head he broke a steel, a friend broke an aluminum, and another friend broke a carbon. If the frame is in good condition and well maintained it should last and not be a problem.
Close, I broke an aluminum at 220-230
Buddy broke a Derosa Steel at 210-220 lbs.
another buddy broke a ti bike at 155 !
I say ride it but keep an eye on any bike you ride.
My 2005 Lemond. I put 13,000 miles in 2.5 years. I knew it was flexy from the start as it had small diameter tubing at the bottom bracket area. I RARELY stood on it knowing that it flexed too much under me. It snapped on a seated climb at the BB area. From the back of the seat tube then down andn around the downtube!
My CAAD3 Cannondale is a 1998 with a bigger BB area and no problems but it had NO flex at all when I stand. SO I now concern myself with small dia tubing at the BB area. But that would be with any material
Sometimes it doesn't pay being a fatpony!
Last edited by Mr. Beanz; 10-20-09 at 04:50 PM.