I have posted on 50+, recumbent, and now have been steered to you.
I am 5'2" and heavy -- mostly through the middle. My height is in my body (not in my legs) and so getting on a 26" bike (usually what folks my height ride) is a bit of a feat.
Yesterday I went to a shop of re-vamped bikes; no luck. The fellow there suggested I try a small bike (20" or 24") -- as it is easier getting on and off, or a folding bike.
I am concerned about
- the thought of a bike collapsing under me
A folding bike may just be the solution for me. What do you think?