I'm a big guy--295 lbs of raw man, I like to say. Just started an eating program that makes me count points and it's nice, but I'm in the mood to get in the saddle again and start pounding out some miles. I haven't done that in about 50 lbs and 5 years. I was bike shopping today and I never even thought to ask if the bikes I was looking at could handle my frame. So if I could ask a question or two:
1) Where do you find out if a bike can handle your weight?
2) Is it stupid for me to get a road bike at this weight?
I have my eye on a very cheap Dawes bike being sold on ebay by chicabike--it's simple, one-speed, and not expensive.
How can I know if this will/won't work for my poundage. Thanks!
PS - Very excited to join this forum--been lurking for days.