simonhill wrote:......................Aren't we able to give simple clear advice that stands on its own and doesn't need to be argued in never ending posts.
I've noticed that whenever someone asks about anything to do with cycling on here and mentions they're overweight, some people always start lecturing them about diet and that they can't ride a bike until they've been checked over by a doctor.
We are not these people's doctors, and we shouldn't be telling them not to do something that will almost certainly have a positive impact on them.
bigjim wrote:Redundant for him. Would you want to drag round heavy wheels for no reason? I remove the heavy touring wheels off my tourers as I don't need them for local or club rides. The bikes are much nicer with lighter more responsive wheels in situ, if I'm unloaded.
I don't think this will be an issue for a 180kg rider for a long time. Perhaps when he has lost 70kg he might want a new bike. And that's fine! He'll probably want new trousers too. Would we tell someone who is losing weight that if they do they'll have to keep their old clothes?