|Congratulate me on recruiting a fine female||tronracer|
Sep 4, 2003 11:46 AM
|We all want to meet a cool woman who rides. But even better is when they want you to teach them. Okay so I have this girl who wants to ride. I have a decent starter bike for her and in her size no less. Best $7 I ever spent. 80's Nishiki touring bike w/ friction shifters. Recently renewed with a new chain, cables, housing, bar tape. The tires look to be original I'd say a 27" width. So far (about a month) they have kept air. I do have new tires in a 21" width. Question: Should I swap the tires or leave the wider ones? Which would be easier to ride for a beginner? Do you think the rubber is grippier nowadays compared to tires from the 80's or is rubber...well rubber.|
|Sounds like she's worth a new rubber to me.......;-)........nm||rwbadley|
Sep 4, 2003 11:53 AM
|What? No pictures? nm||MKD|
Sep 4, 2003 12:09 PM
|You'll be divorce in 6 yrs with 3 kids because you ride much.||MKD|
Sep 4, 2003 12:11 PM
|Sorry we have been on that topic a lot today.|
|No no no||lotterypick|
Sep 4, 2003 12:34 PM
|That would be the case if the bikes were immaculate and his wife never got sex (from her husband of course) ha ha ha
Well ur..um.. who am I to talk.. what if she's having sex with the UPS guy, who brings all the bike parts (that'd be irony) and stayed with the husband because she'd at least have a clean well oiled bike.
I'll have to ponder it. Kristin. Thoughts?
|re: Congratulate me on recruiting a fine female||Cary1|
Sep 4, 2003 3:01 PM
|21 inch tires, that is amazing!!! Seriously, if those tires are that old you are asking for a blowout. You do not want to cause her first accident, especially if you are single and she is potential date, etc.. I would spend a bit of money, and buy some cheap 25 or 28 mm wide tires (like performance house brand ), and new tubes. While you are at it make sure the spokes are tight and the rim tape is okay, nothing like a spoke poking a tube for a flat!!! I would say the wider tire is better for a better ride and more comfort.
Also make sure she has a helmet and gloves. My wife went down on her new Fisher Mountain bike half a block after I brought it home. I had to pratically force her to put gloves and a helmet on before the ride, she got the point when she bailed.