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    Senior Member anthonygeo's Avatar
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    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?
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    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.

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    Weight on Bike Question

    The dropouts were bent inward, I only straightened them rather than bend out. These wheels use flanged nuts and so far they are holding on.
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    What kind of bike is it? Steel? If so, do you know what kind of steel?
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    Nah it's some old Sears cruiser, it is steel no doubt about that. I have other bikes to ride, my feelings won't be hurt if I have to wait to ride.
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    Well, it's not some super lightweight thin walled steel that's bending due to you weighing more than recommended. That was my first thought.
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    Weight on Bike Question

    I'll have to keep an eye on things, I normally do 10-20 miles on my bikes and would rather not fall apart way out on a ride.
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