Safe to bunnyhop with a lugged steel frame?
I thought i'd post this in here since it seems like there should be some people knowledgeable about the strength of steel frames..
Anyway, i have a new lugged steel Rivendell Bleriot. It has 650b wheels and fairly fat tires (584 x 33). I've been gentler to it than my mountain bike, but i have not hesitated to blast across grassy areas, gratuitously bunny hop curbs and other obstacles, and take it on some mild trails.
Is this bad? I'm not heavy (~ 145 lbs) and i consider myself a fairly finessed rider, at least as a mountain biker. I guess i was just wondering if a road frame, even a pretty sturdy one like this, is going to be damaged by things like bunny hopping... This is my first 'road' bike so i'm not quite sure what to expect.
your fine. keep your psi up to prevent pinch flats
I ride my bike
+1, youre fine.
+1, keep the PSI up.
steel is strong. no sweat. do keep treating it a bit gentler than your MTB though. Keep an eye on your wheels (trueness, spoke tension, etc)