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Reynolds 531c weight rating?

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Reynolds 531c weight rating?

Old 07-30-20, 12:13 PM
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Reynolds 531c weight rating?

I've lost 85 lbs since March and started riding again. I'm still at 225 lb and intend to continue what I'm doing until I get down to a 36" waist. I've got an '84 Raleigh Portage set up for touring and errands with racks, fenders and carradice camper long-flap, and an '83 Trek 620 (531c main triangle) set up for more speedy endeavors. The Portage has a more portly tube set than the Trek. At 225 lbs, am I exceeding the capacity of of my Trek, because I LOVE riding that bike. With the weight loss and a focus on reducing inflammation, the pain and numbness I had in my hands, wrists and arms for 10 years is about 90% reduced, and I can ride longer distances once again.
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