|The bike that began my obsession with this sport ...|
That was the easy part. Now comes the To Do list, some of whose tasks I was able to pick off tonight:
Lose the kickstand. Check!
Replace the slicks with knobbies. Check!
Raise handlebar and saddle. Check!
Replace platform pedals with SPDs.
Clean and lubricate drivetrain & cables.
Install a bike computer.
Replace seat wedge.
The pedals and the seat wedge stay with me when I hand the bike back to Ryan. Basically, he gets a bike computer and real mountain bike tires out of the deal. And he’s happy. He has been asking for a computer, and the knobbies look way cooler than the slicks he was running.
I’ve ridden something like 8,000 miles on this bike, but I have never really used it for mountain biking. At first it was my rec trail bike, and then I found myself riding it on the road more and more. In late 2005 I got a real road bike and the Wahoo started to fall into disuse. Time for me to show it a little appreciation … and then give it back to Ryan to make room for the next mountain bike that strikes my fancy. I’ll try not to be such a fickle lover with the new one.