Long story short, cased the back rim on my specialized pretty bad...kept riding it until tire started to rub the frame. I'm working on building something more stout for my weight/riding style but, in the meantime, I want to keep riding to try and lose some more weight. I only have the one bike, but my sis called and offered me this bit of pure singlespeed win:
Schwinn Del Mar. She bought this from walmart a while back so that her then boyfriend could ride with her, but they never did, and she dumped him, so it's been sitting in the garage with zero miles. This baby retails at Walmart for a whopping $119. Doesn't show up on bikepedia that I can find....the tires don't even have a branding on them. First time I tried to pump up the rear, the tube detonated @ 37 psi (4 inch split) so off to the other LBS to grab some big tubes...clocked 7.64 today....rides SO much differently than a suspended MTB. Very comfortable though. She told me to keep it so, while I won't be jumping it, I might make it in to a commuter or something once I have a dedicated mountain bike built back up, since it already has the rack on the back, and walmart also sells a set of saddle bags for a whopping $29. Almost busted ass too...forgot how touchy the foot brakes are. Locked 'em up and almost went down sideways. Probably going to switch out tires for now...not really sure. Just something to keep me riding in the meantime.
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