Re: [CR]Reynolds & Columbus: For Lightweights Only!

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet)

Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 21:44:29 -0400
From: "David G. White" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Reynolds & Columbus: For Lightweights Only!
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Hi Brad,

I was struck by that also. At 6'4" and 200# it gave me pause. According to that chart (see <>) I can't safely ride most of my bikes. Yet none has failed on me... at least to date...

Note the fellow who created the chart says "This information, except for the column on the far right, was compiled from sales catalogues and correspondences with. tube manufacturers and importers." (The "far right" column is the "maximum rider weight column"). He also says "The " TYPE(s) OF CYCLING" and "MAXIMUM RIDER WEIGHT" columns are intended to be only rough guidelines. Each of these can vary depending upon frame size, expected frame life, desired performance characteristics, weight, etc."

Thus I choose to believe the max. weight is simply his personal guess. Otherwise I'd need to give up on this hobby -- I couldn't ride my bikes!


David G. White Burlington, VT

brad stockwell wrote:
> To All:
> To me the most arresting portion of the tubing comparison chart (links posted earlier by David White) is the rider weight limit data.
> All the Columbus and Reynolds tube sets (save SP) are represented as being intended for riders who weigh no more than 175 lb.
> There are actually people who consider me to be slender and yet it appears it would not take very many McCalories(TM) to achieve a level of heft at which classic lightweight cycling would be contraindicated.
> Brad Stockwell
> Palo Alto
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> Pinpoint customers who are looking for what you sell.