I've been imagining how awesome it would be to check a bike inside a suitcase and use it to cruise around the streets of Stockholm or Oslo or Rotterdam or any of the other cities I'd like to travel to in the near future. So, I'm kinda-sorta in the market for a folding bike... except I currently weigh 220 pounds, and most folding bike manufacturers seem to say the weight limit for a folding bike is 230. I guess this is no problem if I'm riding with some summer clothes on and nothing else, but if I'm traveling I very well might have to bring boots, a coat, or a small backpack along with me. The likelihood that the total weight of me + everything attached to my person would exceed 230 is pretty high, I think.
How accurate is that 230-pound limit? Has anybody ever heard of a folding bike seatpost buckling under someone's weight? (I'm talking about metal posts here, not carbon.) Or, are there other key places on the bike, besides the seatpost, that would be in danger of giving out?
Any other "fat" and/or "big" guys here ride a foldie?