Hi guys and gals
Happy Easter everyone. My question is am I too heavy for my bike?
Here are my specs on my bike that have:
Its an older cro-moly GT Karakoram from 1993. I used to do MTB races and lots of riding on that bike. I treated my bike with kitten gloves.
I have a Mavic rim on the back with Pulstar hub with DD spokes and it has Answer handlebars w/ Onza sidebars and Answer seatpost with San Marco/Bontrager seat. I love this bike that's why I haven't parted with it. Back then I was one of the original "clydesdales" riders tipping the scales at 250-260 pounds. I was a great technical rider and can manuever well.
I want to get back into riding and back into mtb again. Only catch is that I'm 348 pounds now and just want to get back into the saddle and lose some weight. I used to be a powerlifter and martial artist since leaving cycling.
Do you think my current bike would hold me and stand up to the simple road riding for now?
I would be riding on the paved asphalt for now just to lose my weight.
I could certainly use some positive feedback please. thank you guys and gals.
I'm so glad that you guys are here for ppl like me.
If there are other alternatives that would be of use or help please suggest them. I'm on a limited budget but will do what it takes to get back to my competitve weight again.
Thank you so much