I was around 400 when I started. Several on this forum were heavier.
Check out BDinger at his site: http://www.chubbysuperbiker.com/
And Tom Stormcrowe's info: http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php...Tom-Stormcrowe
Tom has a website too, but I can't find the address. Tom? You out there?
A ha! found it: http://theamazingshrinkingman.blogsp...years-eve.html
Your buddy's best bet will probably be an old, non-suspension, Mountain bike. (The Specialized HardRock seems to be a favorite here on this forum)
The weakest part will be the wheels (particularly the rear) so the higher the number of spokes the better.
Ride until the wheels too many spokes are breaking, then replace the better wheels...or rebuild the originals.
The frame of the bike should be OK.
If he rides in the correct gear, with His seat at the correct height, he shouldn't have a problem with his knees.
Hey, I'm just this GUY...you know?
>>>Team Critical Mess<<< (You mean it's not SUPPOSE to hurt?)
My nice new Nashbar Touring Build AKA "The Flying Avocadooooooooo!"
1998(?) Trek 700 Multitrack
1995 Trek 1220 AKA "Jimi"
Older Non-suspension Specialized Hardrock
Last edited by Jtgyk; 12-15-09 at 05:16 PM.