Bicycle Trainer

Received my new bike trainer today.

Got a real workout just setting it up. Linking the videos I used to get past the rough parts below.

When I bought the trainer, I purchased a new smooth tire to replace the knobby tire that was on the bike. Getting the old tire off was tough but getting the new one on was even tougher.

I bought a new inner tube to match the tire size and once I got the new tire mounted I had a problem with my pump and the tire valve. My pump, like all cheapo pumps has a Schrader valves and my new tubes were Presta valves. Went to Bikes Unlimited and they had an adapter for $2.

Priced handlebars there ($20) and want to get a new seat too ($40+).

Took a break then did a short six minute ride. I forgot how the shifter works (there is a second button behind the bars.

Had to adjust the breaks.

I decided I wanted to change the bike from a mountain bike into a comfort bike so I went back to Bikes Unlimited and bought a comfortable padded seat plus cruiser handlebars. Here is the result.

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I like it! Now I just need to ride it.

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