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Old 05-26-13, 04:48 PM   #1
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Big guy + big kid = bigger wheel?

Hi,

I just bought a second-hand Fuji Touring Series III and plan on carrying my kid on a back rack mounted baby seat.

I weigh around 220lb, and my kid around 30lb (maybe a bit more). I was wondering if I should already think of getting a sturdier back wheel to carry our combined weight? Maybe a 48 spokes instead of 36...
Are there any fixed recommendations in that respect?

Thanks.

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