Another noob checking in
Hey guys, I guess I might as well drop in as I've been lurking and searching around these forums for awhile. I just got back into riding at teh age of 32, haven't been on a bike since my old BMX 20" back in the day. I had a kinesiology class and I spent some time last summer going to gym at school, just walking the treadmill and riding the stationary bike. Thought it might be nice to ride a real bike around that moves and stuff
So around christmas I picked up a Diamondback Transporter from the local sports authority, been riding it a bit here and there and trying to get in some kind of riding shape. I just ride the trails around here in the woodlands in houston, TX. I'm in the process of finding a nice riding gear combo as I'm going to convert the bike to single speed, I'm a simple guy who prefers things simple. In the future I may get me a road bike and keep the gears but what I'm doing now, I just want to concentrate on riding. Anyway I like the bike, it's basically a moutain bike with fenders and a bell since it's a "commuter" I got it for a steal on clearance and a door buster thing so I figured what the hell. It seems decent enough, only problem I've had is the headset seems to need some tightening again as I get a knock when I get hard on the brakes. When I first got it it knocked real bad, it was way loose. The bike tech at Sports Authority where I got it spent some time setting it up but I'm not sure how good he was. At the time I didn't know much either. I am about 5'10" and 240-250, I'm kind of up and down in that area. I was down to 225 or so when I was hitting the gym and doing my hour workout I had to do for class and I felt good. But I've always been a big guy though I haven't gotten much bigger. I was 225 and wearing a xxl shirt in 9th grade and have pretty much been the same size since, maybe a bit taller lol If you guys have any suggestions or advice I'd appreciate it
Last edited by mykvr6; 04-18-08 at 09:58 AM.