Kickbike, Raleigh M60, Electra Cruiser, Marin Nail Trail, Schwinn Hinge
Weight on Bike Question
Being at 265lbs I'm curious about an old bike I just rebuilt. Long story short I was having issues with the rear wheel slipping off the dropout. I figured out the main issue was the dropouts were slightly bent but easily straightened again. The wheel was slipping on the stand and once when riding after coaster braking. Do you guys think my weight will be an issue on the dropouts considering how easy they were to bend back straight?
In what direction were they bent? If they are bending in such a way that the dropout was widening, I'd be afraid of that bike even if I weighed 165 lbs.
Most coaster brake wheels are held on with nuts instead of quick releases. The nut either has a large flat area on it or a large washer where it contacts the dropout. If this is missing, it could make the wheel fall out easier.