Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Central CT USA
Bikes: 1991 Tomassini Prestige 1973 Raliegh Supercourse, 1975 Panasonic Sport Deluxe, 1983 Fuji S-12, 1975 Motobecane Mirage, 1983 Motobecane Super Mirage 1999 Trek 930 1989 Trek 930 ,
Heavy Rider Frame
I have a friend who is 250 Lbs. I am a bit concerned because he's riding an aluminum canondale centurion, (one of the first ones, uh-oh).
Right now I have no idea if that bike is okay for him. He rides in the city where it's pretty rough, potholed. So far his bottom brackets look okay. He also has a 1992 Bianchi Eros. All these bikes are 23".
I've been looking at tubing spec. charts a lot lately. Most tubing seems to max at 200 lbs. rider weight.
I am curious, would an old beater like a Raleigh Record (see my thread on that) or a Scwhinn varsity actually be the way to go? I'm thinking many of these carbon tank-bikes were built this way to deal with this newbie bike-boom issue.
I have no clue about what's a good heavy-duty frame in a modern road bike, as all I've been seeing is carbon and aluminum. If anyone can post a pic or recomendation, that would be great. He might shell out 4-500 bucks for something decent.
The Bianchi was sold to him by a bike shop, so it might be OK, but the Canny was a garage find.
Last edited by IknowURider; 07-13-08 at 11:06 PM.
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