Hello, I'm new to the site and I belive I may qualify as a clidesdale I'm 5'8' on a good day and weigh 235-240lbs. I have rediscovered how much I love to ride but have just killed off my old off-road GT of 20+ years. I am on a budget and would love the bike asap and am looking for a bike for $250-$300. I am just not sure that the bike I find will safely hold my weight. I am looking for a road bike since I primarily ride in the park on a trail or on a path. I went to walmart to check out the Schwinn Varsity flat bar road bike http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...b9XDlcnYM&NR=1 but it is not in stock a the moment and I don't know if it will hold my weight consistently. I have also looked online at the Motobecane elite http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...lite_sport.htm
I appreciate any advice you can give.