Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New Bicycle

Went and bought my new bicycle today after I hit the gym!  Woohoo!  I’m hoping to ride it for the first time this Saturday morning.  I’m just going to do the 16.8 mile route I’ve been doing.  I want to get a good feel for the bike before I try any longer runs.  Also, I want to see how the seat that it came with works for my butt.
Check it out!  Speed releases are awesome!  I can take the wheels off and it fits perfectly in the “trunk” of my VW New Beetle!  Hooray!
It took me minute to remember how to put the back wheel back on.  Haha!  But, I figured it out and voila!  New bicycle, ready to ride!  I took the reflectors off the handlebars and the seat post.  I moved my headlight from my old bike to the new one.  I also moved my little under-the-seat pouch from the old to new bike.  And I have a clip on tail light if I need to ride at night

Oh, and in case you can’t tell from the pictures, it has a road bike frame and wheels, but the straight handlebars of a mountain bike.  Also, the shifters are phenomenal as they are ratchet shifters, so it makes for really smooth and easy shifting.

There was a full-on road bike that was almost $100 less than this bike.  And it was yellow, a preferred color for me.  However, it did not have speed releases (I would have had no choice but to buy a bike rack too put on the back of my car) and it did not have the ratchet shifters.  So, it wasn’t even an option for me at that point.

Something I want to get to install on the new bike are those triathlon arm rest bars.  I can pick up this pair online for $50.  Nice!

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