I’ve mentioned this before: I’ve rediscovered my love for bike riding.
I’ll let you decide for yourself how far I’ve taken it.
I have recently acquired a second used 26” mountain bike. In its original form, this bike was a higher performance bike than what I currently ride, except that this thing has been sitting out in the elements for (from what I’ve been told) the past 3+ years. I could tell immediately. Both gear shifters are stuck, the rear brake doesn’t work at all, the seat adjuster is jammed, and the air stem caps crumbled to pieces between my fingers. I’m still convinced it will be a good bike once I get it back into shape, but it might take a while.
If I’m going to play the part of a bike refurbisher, I’m going to need the parts. Well, as it just so happened, the last time I was in a bike shop, I saw a stand that is used to fork on bikes. Obviously, the shop itself wouldn’t sell the stand to me, so I’m considering getting one for myself…shortly after I get all the tools I need.
My current total of bikes at my house stands at three (in varying states of operability)…and yet I’m making plans next week to pick up a few more.
There will no doubt be a follow-up to this post at some point.