Best Bike (very) Overweight

General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
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Re: Best Bike (very) Overweight

Postby skyhawk » 16 Jun 2019, 10:25am

I don't want to be rude but with so many people taking the time to answer and contribute why has Donmy never come back to thank people or at least acknowledge the posts ?

Perhaps it is just me :(
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Re: Best Bike (very) Overweight

Postby random37 » 16 Jun 2019, 10:56am

alexnharvey wrote:Two queries about the mailstar/elephant.

Isn't the stepthrough frame inherently weaker than a diamond and is that an important factor with a very heavy rider? Some older working bikes had twin top tubes, why was that?

Would the bike require some other adaptations for the load, or are there any that would help with comfort?

Yes, but if it is strong enough, it is strong enough.

I have read somewhere (I forget where) that the Mailstar was originally designed for a weight of 180kg (rider and luggage). Having seen one in the fflesh, I can believe that. I don't think it would be easy to break at all.

With regards to comfort, the biggest thing is being fairly upright.