Re: Back wheel assembly
There was one time I heard of a rim bending like that pretzel shape, and the person was probably around 200 pounds. It was a non-motorized bike. I don't think anyone here had the same situation. Note that the wheel was assembled by the guy himself. The spokes were not tightened down very good. The wheel was really a not perfect in any way of true, but the brakes did not rub so bad that he could not ride it. It was said all of a sudden it just went, nothing other than normal riding. I saw the result and it looked like what the picture shows posted.
My 40:1 ratio 3hp Briggs I will see about trying to keep from making pretzels.