Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes: Surly Big Dummy, Fuji World, 80ish Bianchi
Originally Posted by Be Ready
The bike guy told me that whatever bike I choose, because hubby is a heavy guy, he suggests that I improve the wheel by installing triple wall rims and 3 chambers. Whatever that means. I guess it's heavier spokes.
The cost would be around -say an extra 175.00
He also says that no matter which bike I choose, the frame is going to take a beating and give because of stress from his weight.
Well, I trust what this guy was saying. Yet, I still feel like I need to inquire more about what's out there and recommended for heavier bikers. Your comments are welcome. Since he is heavy and the streets here in Cleve. OH are rough, I am approaching this with caution. His birthday is 1/21. I could use all the help I could get -working with a low budget.
Which bonehead at which shop told you that crap? I weigh 230 and have been as heavy as 255 and I have NEVER, in 40 years, broken a frame. Yeah, some wheelsets on cheap bikes are not the greatest, but for most if you keep them trued and the tires properly inflated, will give you little trouble at 200lbs...and if they don't, fine, THEN replace them.
Take your husband down to Century Cycles in Peninsula and ask for Brent, Doug, Gary, Kevin or Derrick. They'll take good care of you and won't give you any BS. Take a ride on the towpath while you are down there.
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