Not sure where to post this (so feel free to move if it belongs somewhere else). I just turned 50 recently and figure Id ask this here.
I haven't ridden a bike in 20+ years. I bought a schwinn Cross-fit in 1992 after I got out of the military (brand new at the time), and only rode it twice. I could not find anyone to ride with and then got married, had kids etc etc.. and it just sat in the garage and collected dust.
So here I am, just turned 50 (can't belive it) and finally want to get back into biking. I rode a lot as a teen, but not much since then. So I bought a bike for my wife a "Giant" and a small bike for my son (he just turned 8). I got a bike rack for the top of the SUV and I am planning on us doing some biking once the spring comes.
My main qusestion is, is this old Cross-Fit a decent bike or should I look at something new. I cleaned it up, got a gell seat for it and rode it around th eblock, and it felt pretty good. I wont be doing any mountain biking, just riding on paved paths at local bike parks/paths etc. Hopfully with my wife and son. I have a friend at work who is tryiing to get me to go biking with him, but he is into mountain biking and Im afraid this bike wont cut it. Since I never used it, its pretty much brand new although I worry the tires will need to be replaced just from age.
Im 6'3" and in good shape. So is this bike good for me?, or should I dump it and get something else? Also Should I replace the tires or do anything else to it before riding a bike thats been sitting in a garage for almost 22 years?
Heres a pic of it.