Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Bikes: Trek 7.3 FX, old Haro(92)
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Hello new person here, need some suggestions
Im 27 have not rode in 10 years or so..maybe more..I used to skate board and ride a bit of freestyle when i was a teen, like every teen mostly. I went to school, work etc..and lost cycling all together in life. I do take karate for 2 years now, and enjoy it very much..
Anyway now that i introduced myself, i have a few questions. I bought a Trek FX 7.3 in silver, it is a nice bike i have taken it around the area. And plan to do red rock in 2 weeks after i do more riding etc. That is 50 mi.
1st question is SLIME worth it? or should i just line the rim with some sort of tape to keep thorns out, glass etc.
2nd. I dont have a helmet yet, what is a good model for under 60 bucks
3rd I purchased a cat eye strada wireless computer, are these worth it?
4th. since this is not a road bike, should i just wear good running shoes or climbing shoes/skate..with platforms..the shop here gave me wellgo steel pedals, that grip pretty good..but im afraid they will tear my shins up in the long haul. Should i wait to get those clipless shoes or whatever? this is kinda of greek to me honestly.
5th how often should i lube chain and should i mess with spokes, one of mine seems loose..or just take it to the shop.
thanks i have other questions but can not think of them right now