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Advice for a fatty(5 posts)

Advice for a fattyBrendano
Jul 23, 2003 5:11 AM
I've overdone the donuts these past few months and now weigh around 88kg/194 pounds. I have a set of Campagnolo Eurus wheels on my bike and think I remember reading somewhere that Campagnolo doesn't recommend the wheels for anyone over 82kg/180 pounds. I do try to ride carefully and to avoid bumps etc, but you can't miss them all and I'm worried that I'll do permanent damage to the wheels in my current state. Any input would be appreciated.
re: Advice for a fattyBrendano
Jul 23, 2003 5:16 AM
...aside from telling me to eat fewer donuts, of course! What I mean is, is 194 pounds too heavy and should I stop riding on these wheels until I've lost weight, or can I still carry on using them without risking damage to them?
Thanks!
re: Advice for a fattycaniaitalia
Jul 23, 2003 8:28 AM
ride more. sounds goofy but you'll eventually lose those pounds i'll bet!
Well, if the options arejw25
Jul 23, 2003 12:46 PM
riding the wheels carefully, and not riding at all, I;d definitely say ride them.
Remember those weight recommendations have safety margins, so it's not like they'll self-destruct at 83 kgs. You can help them out a bit by avoiding nasty roads, but they're made to be ridden. Using them at your current weight may shorten their overall lifespan, but they'll hold you.
And I'd say ride more. Try to mix them up, so you aren't just riding tempo all the time. Some hard intervals, and believe it or not, some sub-threshold, longer efforts, will take those donuts off in no time.
re: Advice for a fattyBrendano
Jul 24, 2003 1:48 AM
Thanks for the advice guys - I'll ride on then with more peace of mind.