4585Re: Weight Capacity of Bike + FreeRad
- Jun 3, 2008Thanks for all the great responses! Love this group!
Several of you spoke of wheels and tires relating to carrying
capacity. I currently have a stock Specialized Hemisphere, 700x38c,
60TPI, wire bead, Flak Jacket tire on my rear wheel with standard
spoke count. My LBS did re-spoke (forgive my newbie terminology) my
wheel with stronger spokes. Here are the specs for my bike - I still
have all stock parts ('cept for the spokes on the rear wheel):
http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=32296 (click on
Technical Specifications after choosing your country).
Does this sound sufficient for regularly carrying between 300 and 400
pounds on the X (combined rider and cargo/passenger weight)? If not,
I would love some suggestions!
Michael in Boise
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mark Garvey" <lazybee45@...> wrote:
> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 10:31 PM, Michael <bsinbox99@...> wrote:
> > I weigh 260 pounds and cycle daily. I just installed the FreeRadical
> > last night and recalled the 350 pound total (passenger plus cargo)
> > limit with the FreeRad installed.
> I weigh 17.8 stone at the moment. (1 stone =14 lbs...you figure it
> anyway, the limit of my freerad is mostly what will fit. Today I
> Made a grocery run, argued with SWMBO on the phone about different
> then carried them home. For only the SECOND time, I strapped
> the snapdeck.
> Don't know the weight, but the bill was $111. OK, not like it USED
> but still!... I took a photo and it is posted in the section called
> Lazybee's X.
> By the way, I did a gig this morning about 6 miles from home. used
> to haul my balloon pump, and supplies for the gig. used the motor
> my fat ass over the hills both ways. then made the grocery run
> 30-40 min of at home time and the bike on the charger.
> I popped the charger into the pocket of the Free Rad and when I
> the store, I plugged into the outlet THERE as I was shopping. heh! Very
> By the way, I was working at a Car show tooday. So there I was,
> with my X and my balloon pump in the shade! ('twas 80 degrees
> a fine collection of old chevy iron. Making Balloon swords, and
> a tree and snakes and flowers and such. I answered several
> the X and could not talk to many of the people who stopped to look
> I mean really! I was swamped! When I start to twist balloons, kids
> out of the woodwork! (hey, if you pay me, I will come!) I worked a
> hours making balloons, then finally escaped about 2:30 after doing a few
> last ones for some last minute kids!
> Comments were invariably positive and very friendly! Car nuts are a
> interesting group. THEY understand an obsession like this and the
> thought that goes into it! It isn't the entheusiasts that are a
> but I had a blast, and it is fun to listen to 60's rock and roll and
> group of kids, "Who is THIS singing!" Parents are all waving arms and
> going "oooo ooooooo!" Kids are... "whaaaaa?"
> HAH! fun!
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