Cold Weather=Bike in Neutral?
I'm Drew, and this is my first post. Hi!
Here in the middle of Missouri, it's far too cold. Today it was 15 degrees, with about a 3 degree wind chill! Fun!
Along with the fact that the cold is darn near unendurable, it does some strange things to my bike, a late 90s Trek Mountain Track. When the weather is below freezing, it takes a great deal of persuasion to get my bike to move. The crank spins freely, the chain spins the freewheel, but I go nowhere. The only way out of this is to push the bike awkwardly like a skateboard to get it up to a slow speed, then pedal very slowly.
I don't know if this is a common problem, but it's beginning to be quite a hassle, seeing as the bike is my only transportation to class.