Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Bluebell Posted by Hello

12 comments:

Kevin said...

is that your real (normal) road bike sitting on something that you can bike on in a stationary fashion?

Rachel said...

Exactly. It's called a trainer. I love it.

Kevin said...

wow...i never knew such a thing existed.

i am still in the process of hooking up with my friend to get his bike. i hope to take it to a shop and have it "tuned up" within the week.

it has been a long while since it has been ridden...and i understand that you cannot see the bike here on this page :)...if you have the time, so i can sound knowledgable, what sorts of things should they be doing to it to make sure that it is tip/top for me to ride?

and, i am about the same heighth as my friend, but my frame/shoulder width/bone structure is all larger...should they need to do anything to it to make it more comfortable for me to ride?

Rachel said...

They should definitely fit you to the bike. They will take all sorts of measurements to make sure your height fits the bike, from knee to petal, angle of your bike, distance from ground to top tube, distance from seat to handlebars, etc. They can adjust all of those things and order the correct size bike--it should all be included with the price of the bike. It should feel comfortable. If you get unusual back or knee pain after riding it, I would see them and have them make adjustments. Good luck! Let me know all about it!

Hugh said...

Hi Rachel! I left you a response with some links on my site. Was too long to post here. I am so sorry to hear about your shoulder. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Keep training and never stop believing in yourself. :)

Rachel said...

Hugh,
How do I get to your blog? I was linking through your profile, but your blog is no longer listed there. I'm a little embarrassed to admit this. Sorry!

Rachel said...

Never mind, Hugh! I found it! Don't ask how. I'm going to post links to everyone's blogs on my sidebar so this won't happen again.

Kevin said...

hey rachel,

i am actually getting a used bike that belonged to a friend of mine and hasnt been riden for a while, and is probably in need of a "tune up".

will they still do the same things?

and what is involved with a bike "tune up"?

i am assuming they will look at the tires, alignment, and gears and all of that stuff too.

Rachel said...

A tune-up sounds like a good idea. If this bike fits you, that's awesome b/c you don't have to buy a new one. What kind of bike is it? For a tune-up, they check it all out and tighten screws, bolts, cable, clean and grease everything, and adjust gears and shifters.

Kevin said...

i am not sure of the brand yet...i should get it soon though.

how much do the tune ups typically cost?

Rachel said...

I think it depends on how much you get done. Maybe $30-$50.

Kevin said...

Thanks!