Hi there fellows,
This is my first post here, I joined looking for advice.
I started cycling less than two years ago, with an old Raleigh Delta. Was 430+ pound back then. Im about 300 now, at 6 and 2". I've a sport life behind as a heavyweight in judo. Uhm, I'm 45 years old. Moved to an aluminium Hybrid Cannondale at some point, then old steel roadbikes - again a Raleigh with mavic cxp 33 and various other oldies. Then aluminium, a Pinarello Surprise with Campa Khamsins, a bike I still use. Recently I got an Easton Alu frame with carbon forks and Easton Vista SL, a bike that I ended up using in all my longer weekend trips - thats 60 to 90 miles in average.
Now I own, via a swap, a sweet deal on a carbon wheelset. Older, but in great condition. Tubulars. Campagnolo Hyperon. First I thought I should sell them. Then I decided I shoud try them at least fro a few miles ride. Uhm... great I'm sold.
Now I'm looking to replace the tubulars (one is not in great shape, both are 23) with some bigger ones, like the veloflex arenberg at 25. Then I'm thinking to just ride them on and on. I have an older Pinarello Montello with tubulars, like them anyway
But I keep wondering if among you heavyweights out there I could find some advice on this idea. I ride about 6000 miles per year or more, I'd say. Flat, mostly. Slow rider, I guess, at speeds under 18 mph in average (based on gps apps etc). I like riding and I see this opportunity as a treat, but not sure if I shouldn't lose more weight before trying a longer ride on this great wheelset. Anyway, I probably cannot go below 250 anyway, and that's going to take me a few good months. If I could do that, that is
I'm not into gear worship, but i like Campa and Italian bikes. So I wouldn't like to ruin the wheels without putting some miles on them. I never ruined a wheelset, actually. Wouldn't like to start with the Hyperons. They are nice indeed.
Thanks a lot for your friendly advice. Greetings!