Greetings Bike Forum’s members:
Our goal is to design and build a better bike for larger "Clydesdale" individuals(Upwards of 300 lb. of normal height). We are a group of 3 undergraduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder working with Prof. Rodger Kram(This is a school project, not a commercial venture.) We call ourselves the “BIG BIKE” project. We have engineering backup and are working with an established frame builder. We need all the help we can get from real life people who have experienced the hassles of riding a bike unintended for obese riders. Here are some of the issues we need your opinions, complaints, and experiences to create the best bicycle possible:
1) Strength of the bicycle (all aspects)
2) Seat comfort
6) Aches/Discomfort/Pain associated with riding
FYI, I am an avid bicyclist and hope to go into the profession of Physical Therapy post graduation. Any contributions or opinions about these issues are greatly appreciated.
Gabe Kowalsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To better help: why not take a survey?
How much do you weigh? would you prefer a diamond frame (DF) or a step- through (ST) frame provided the step through can be made adequately strong and light? Also any suggestions or opinions on the components listed above.Thank you for your time- BIG BIKE