First 1000 miles-and a question
Pleased to report I passed the 1000 mile mark since I bought my vintage Trek 330 about 2 months ago!Near daily round trips of 20 miles to and from work and longer trips on my days off.I've lost 21 lbs,my blood pressure has dropped to record lows and I am so into this new life I have no words!!I posted about my first 50 miler not so long ago and mentioned problems with my Avocet seat.Well I picked up a Specialized BG cheap off E-bay and I love it!!It seems to adjust to all situations almost magically!In the drops ,sitting upright ,climbing.When I got it I thought it would be a torture device, so hard and stiff, but I'm a believer now!!Sometimes I get a little discouraged as I struggle fighting a hill or the wind and see the vast majority of bikers are much more in shape than I .Also sometimes I seem to have no strength in my legs at all and wonder what good all the effort has done!!Then I remiond myself it's only been 2 months and the progress I've made which is considerable ,is probably small compared to where I'll be in a year.Basically,Except for my daily excursions with my dogs every day I've spent the last few years drinking beer and eating!! One question about bike maintenance.My bike is a 1989 Trek.I had a tuneup at the LBS when I bought it and figured wheels and BB lubing would be included in the service and learned it had not been.How essential is that?Is it a big deal to do it right?Is all the old grease real hard now and to really bring it to like new condition do the parts have to be soaked in degreaser ETC.The bike seems to work great except for an intermittent noise that comes and goes that seems to emanate from the BB crank area.(I've tightened everything around it)Advice is appreciated!!