Hi everyone , I hope all is well. Its been a long time since i've posted.
Ive been riding quite a bit but most of my riding is on My custom steel (Columbus Zona) Marinoni touring frame that I built up myself , its bulletproof thus its heavy 35+Lb depending on what bags im using ..., it has fenders , racks F&R , gen hub /lights , 40 spoke rear 36 front... I built this for commuting , longer distance moderate speed rides and all weather around town.
that said Im doing more group rides now and this bike is too heavy to keep up easily with Lighter riders on lighter bikes plus My gen hub adds some resistance!
I have My 1991 Falcon road bike frame which fits me very nicely (was a fit kit when I bought it) the frame is lugged Renyolds 531 frame and fork ,Id have to invest aprox 400.00 to replace/upgrade components that I stole for other projects IE cranks , headset, shifters and cables.
My question is at 252lb is 531 too light??? id be using 36 spoke campy wheels with 28 C tires . I cant seem to find any info on the 531 with heavier riders and Im not sure if the frame is 531 or 531CS the sticker just indicate 531.
anyone else here in the Clyde club riding a 531 frame. one bike shop wrench I know thinks its too light.
many thanks "John"