Oldjohnw wrote: pete75 wrote:
We are, rightly IMV, advised to have meat less. Back to the 1950s. Meat was a treat.
Eh? A chunk of my childhood was in the fifties and back then and in the sixties it was normal to have meat in most meals.
To get back to the original question Zize seem to make bikes with a weight limit of almost 40 stone. https://zizebikes.com/
We were obviously in considerable poverty since meat was rare - pun intended.
We weren't exactly wealthy either living in a council house and I can remember in about 1960 dad being pleased because he'd managed to earn a whole twenty quid in one week.
When I asked my mother why we didn't have breakfast cereals she said we couldn't afford them. We always had bacon and eggs. It cost little to feed a few chickens and one or two pigs - certainly less than buying Cornflakes. Rabbits were a common meat back then - costing little if shot and nowt if taken by dog or snare. Pigeons, pheasant, ducks, geese and eels found their way onto the table too. All low or no cost food.
Even before the war food was plentiful even if wages were low.. I remember an aunt saying her father moved to work on a different farm in 1927. Wages were only 30 bob a week(£1.50 to you) but they got a decent 3 bed house with half an acre of garden to grow stuff in, an allowance of 50 stone of bacon a year, several tons of potatoes, several tons of coal,free eggs, milk and butter from the farm and various joints of meat when sheep and cattle were slaughtered along with sausages, acelet, chine and fry at pig killing time. This in addition to the meat they got from their own pig. She said money may have been in short supply but food never was even during WW2.