So I just went for my first bike ride in like 15 years. It went fairly well considering where I was and the rust. But I ran into a two issues that I am a little concerned about, and have no idea what might be wrong.
The first issue was the brakes, they were working fine but then they started to make that noise that sounds like they were slowing down the tire but not really braking if you know what I mean. (This could be that I wasn't gripping the break enough but I am fairly certain that I need new break pads I guess is what they are called.) How hard is this to do myself?
The second question was when I was riding even though I wasn't changing gears felt like it was jumping or coming off the gear then regripping. Kind've like when the chain has fallen off. What could be the reason for this?