It's not a warning restricted to steel.
Many 'modern' (the quotes are for you E-Richie) oversize steel bikes do have very thin walls, but so do aluminum and Ti frames too.
Logically, it doesn't really make sense, as the modern tubes are far stronger than their "non warning label" vintage counter parts. These new super tubes are very strong, and I can't imagine why the weight limit would apply. Modern frames are stiffer than ever, wouldn't that be a good thing for the 'full-size' rider?
Personally, I think it's all a plot by Jenny Craig to get the world to slim down.
Grant McLean Toronto.Ca cheering because I'm under the limit
O \O/ _< \_ _< _ (_)>(_) (_)>(_)
From: LouDeeter@aol.com Subject: [CR]Lightweight lugged steel
We've discussed lightness in lugged steel bikes recently, but just today, a friend of mine (who will join us at Cirque) told me that the modern Derosa Neo Primato, which is lugged steel, has a recommended weight limit of 175 pounds for riders of such frames. This sounds to me like a lawyer must be involved as I would think it strange that any company, particularly one as renowned as Derosa, would sell a frame that might hazard a rider. While this frame is made by a traditional company, I realize it is out of the CR timeline. My question is whether any of you have heard this and if so, is there some superlight tubing that has such weaknesses that might justify this? Lou Deeter, Orlando FL