Bicycling After 25 Year of not Riding

Mills

Well-Known
Mar 22, 2020
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Texas
During Covid we were cleaning out the garage one day. I pulled the two bikes out my wife bought us for Christmas years ago and have never been ridden. We were giving them away to Goodwill so I aired the tires up. Wife went to get on and promptly fell over and nearly killed herself. Giant road rash on her elbow and knee and a huge bruise right at her waist line. Needless to say I couldn't get those bikes to Goodwill fast enough!
Sorry to hear that.
 

lightflyer1

Active Member
May 2, 2015
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I am not. I asked her not to buy them in the first place. I have had 3 back surgeries so far and riding a bike just doesn't work for me. Glad to get them somewhere where someone will actually use them.
 

Hoji

Bowling-Pin Commando
May 28, 2008
10,617
113
Mustang Ridge
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Slow ride dodging drunk students, lol. Lot of them out there for bars to be closed in the state.
On the one hand, good for business’ to find a work around for this bullshit order. On the other, fucka drunk driver. Designate someone to stay sober and not drive like a fuckhead.
 
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Hoji

Bowling-Pin Commando
May 28, 2008
10,617
113
Mustang Ridge
Got a short ride in yesterday afternoon just ahead of the rain(6 miles)
And a decent ride in this morning between bands of rain. Windy as all get out.
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cycleguy2300

Active Member
Mar 19, 2010
566
63
Austin, Texas
Why would chains only last a couple months?
Bicycle chains a small and only last 1500-2000 mi at best.

They are exposed to dust, dirt and don't have the sealing for internal lubrication like a O/X/Z-ring motorcycle chain. Also, they are lubed with oils or paraffins, which isn't as resistant to pressure as grease (which I have used in preparation for a wet MTB race)

Nice tires only last about 1000mi on the rear, 2-3x on the front.

When I was in college I was sans car and was busting out 300+miles week after week. I went through a lot of tires, chains and skin.

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ZX9RCAM

Over the Rainbow bridge...
TGT Supporter
May 14, 2008
44,437
113
The Woodlands, Tx.
I think we're pretty close to the same age.

:green:
 

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