All right 3 things.
1. I am way out of shape cardiovascularly.
I just got back from a half hour ride, some mild hills to try the NuVinci out.
I had both a possible heart attack & mild stroke. Maybe at the same time.
I'm not converting this thing till I lose @ least 40lbs. I'm 5'9" 220lbs. So maybe never
After High school I was 190lbs. After a few years of the factory I was a svelte 165.
Sexy like a boxer.
Now I am fat, sad and old.
Getting in shape is priority #1 in my life from this moment forward.
I guess riding a pedal bike is ok
This will be a long term project.
2. I would not dare go over 30kph on 700c 28 tires.
I was a nut as a kid on the ole 10speed. Not @ the ripe old age of 35.
This defiantly needs to roll 26"x1.75 max front/the fork is tight yo. The rear offers more width.
Maybe 20" x 2.5 I think its spread enough @ 10" ish radii.
I think the width of a mans tires should reflect his age. I'm about 2.5" wide now.
3. This thing is NOS & from the assembly quality was purchased from a Costco & assembled by a chimp.
The local LBS the one I like, offers classes once a week, for a month.
Ive always wanted to attend & learn how-to maintenance.
Basically you bring in your own bike & learn to/do strip it down to pieces & rebuild over the 4 classes/month.
This bike needs it & so do I.
Ill get in the next cycle.