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    Junior Member OldRaleighLady's Avatar
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    Will my new bike support my weight?

    I bought a new Bella Ciao, and I weigh almost 200 lbs. The bike's frame is a hand-built, fully lugged step-through design made of Columbus tubing with aluminum alloy wheels. She weighs in at 31 lbs. It has a Brooks B67S saddle. The bike is still en route to her new home, and I am worried about its being strong enough for me at my present weight. Any comments from those who know will be appreciated very much. How I hope that I won't have to park the bike until I lose 50 lbs! Well, I could always ride the DL-1 until I do...so things could be worse
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    Patty

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    just pedal donalson's Avatar
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    very pretty looking bike... I wouldn't "take it off any sweet jumps" or hop curbs for that matter... but I doubt that curbs would even give it a problem...
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    Junior Member OldRaleighLady's Avatar
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    Thank you! I am encouraged.

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    The Recumbent Quant cplager's Avatar
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    As others have said, you're golden. With the exception of some (but not most) folding bikes, almost every adult bike will easily support that weight.

    Remember, the most important thing is to enjoy yourself.

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    Travelling hopefully chasm54's Avatar
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    200 lbs may be more than you want to weigh, but it is no problem for the bike.
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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