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Old 04-18-2006, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've decided that I'm getting too flabby and using more gas than I would like. So I've come to the conclusion that I need to start riding a bicycle again. I live on edge of OSU campus and can ride a bike to so many places it will surely make a difference for me gas and health wise. I finally went to my dads house to pick up my old bike today. I used to ride it all the time, my dad and I would go on endurance rides every weekend. Farthest I've ridden this bike is 210 miles in 2 days (TOSRV for those that know it) While my dad never taught me anything automotive he did make me do all the maintainance on it with his help. I ended up getting really good at changing flat tires on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. He bought me a hybrid bike because, well road bikes aren't cheap and we worked with what we could. We added bar extenders to give me options for grip which comes in handy on long rides and when climbing. We put a stirup type setup on the pedals so I could keep my feet locked in and didn't have to wear the special shoes needed for most pedal locks. Perhaps most significant, we changed the tires from a standard type to a slimmer road tire. Also put on auxillary waterbottle holders for those 50+ mile trips
and a computer to act as an odo and speedo. I wanted to keep it light but I needed some storage so I added a small underseat bag to hold spare parts, tools, snacks, lock. there are some pretty lame stickers on it now that I put on in junior high when I got it ... those are coming off pronto.

here are some pics of it before I washed it down ... at first glance it doesn't look too bad but its not rideable yet.
I'm excited to start the rebuild, infact I"m going to go get to work on it right now!


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There is nothing wrong with getting around on a bike, and if you ask my wife I should ride a bike more often.
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I used to bike commute at my last job - rain, snow, whatever. I would still do it, but bikes aren't allowed inside the mill, so I would end up walking as much as riding and the bike wouldn't be terirbly safe.

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