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Old 07-18-17, 02:41 PM
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Workcycles FR8

How strong is the universal FR8 frame? With only one downtube is it ok for a friend of mine at church? She's 5'9" and weighs 165#.

Out of curiosity, what is the stand over height on the "X" frame?
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Old 07-18-17, 07:17 PM
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Are you asking because you doubt Workcycles' claimed load capacity? These are completely overbuilt bikes used for all manner of heavy hauling purposes. Why a Workcylces in the first place? Any bike is strong enough for the rider you reference.
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The Fr8 is insanely over built. I had one for 3 years and carried up to 400 lbs (self+2 kids+groceries) with nary a shimmy or frame flex. At times when my kids are wiggling around on the back of my Haul-a-day, I miss the stability of the Fr8, but then I remember what a slog it was to ride unloaded. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who doesn't have to regularly carry heavy loads.
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Are you asking because you doubt Workcycles' claimed load capacity? These are completely overbuilt bikes used for all manner of heavy hauling purposes. Why a Workcylces in the first place? Any bike is strong enough for the rider you reference.

She knows someone who is selling theirs. they want $300 for it.

The head tube is a cantilever so in my mind that is asking for problems. But I might be wrong. I was once before back in 1981.
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If you don't buy it I will!
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We've been selling Workcycles bikes here for 10 years and I've never seen an issue with the frame. At $300 it's a steal. I highly recommend buying it.
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Workcycles FR8

Hello All,
I just purchased one a few days ago and I use it for commuting and errands. It will carry my 260# frame and all of the dogfood and groceries I can load on ( like momma cat carrying her kitten). Wonderful bike smooth on the road. My commute is short, 8km round trip with only 1 very small hill. There is a pic in the intrduction thread , but I will post one here as well .

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I wrote up a summary of my Workcycles FR8 last fall:
https://pedalptown.com/blog/2020/9/4...les-fr8-review

It's a really amazing bike, and performed wonderfully this winter in snow and sub-zero temps. Wish I'd bought one years ago.
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