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Old 08-21-10, 10:02 AM   #1
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folding bike max weight?

i was looking at citizen folders since they are in my price range, and saw they all had a 220 max weight, im in the 215-220 range, and wondering if that will be an issue? well the hinge to fold the bike snap or something?
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There have been a lot of posts on this subject recently. Some say yes, others think there is a safety margin. There are few if any, reported cases of bikes 'snapping in half' with riders on them, but there are plenty of cases where bicycles of the heavy develop failures or cracks around the seat-tube area, where the seat post clamp is. If you're tall with it, there's more leverage too.

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