cougie/fb - thanks re "giant" advice! sounds like it isn't necessary to go for a cyclocross bike then. he definitely won't be going for an ultralight bike as he's only looking for a cheap secondhand bike. going to take a while for a 64 to come up on ebay though i expect.
hi guys - i'm wondering if anyone can recommend a sturdy bike for a 6ft5, 17.5 stone guy. he's not fat, just a giant. he did mention that he'd read cyclocross bikes are often considered a good choice. He'd need a 64cm frame. anyway, any ideas, please let me know.
I popped into Evan's today. The kid there suggested overinflating the tyres to 80 psi to get the tyre to seat properly. did that and it sprung out a little. that seems to have done the trick as the tyres ran smoothly this evening.