"It's better to fail at greatness than succeed at mediocrity" - Courtney Hilton
Sunday, August 28, 2011
27" and Perfect commuters
Thanks to the Mechanics at Bike World Urbandale for a proper working Commuter again. For several month my 27" retro bike has made clunking noises and the freewheel (ya I know old right) slipped a little. The last couple weeks it has slipped alot and shifted bad. So a new freewheel was in order and come to find out the bearings were shot on the back wheel.
Shimano 12-28 (old fashion)
So after several years of commuting this bike is the best one I've had. The 27" x 1 1/4" tires (Gum-wall) work great in everything (except ice) and I've gotten away with as little as 25psi (lazyness anyone). The total cost for fixing the bike this time was $30 I have about 6k on this bike since I got it from Nick for $20. So if you looking for good commuters dont spend big money... go get a junker and put some new parts on it.