Hello From San Diego, CA trying to get back in the saddle
Hello Bike Forums, I'm in San Diego, CA and trying to get back in the saddle. I'm sure you have heard this over and over. I used to ride (road) back many years ago before the internet, LOL. I was a member of the San Fernando Cycling Club for many enjoyable years. When I moved to San Diego I kept up riding for a few years and slowing drifted out of it about 6 or so years ago. Now I find myself longing to get back in the saddle. My motivation is health reasons but it shouldn't be too hard as I really enjoy a great ride.
The reason I say I'm trying is that I have kept good care of my bike but it seems that maybe time has caught up with it. I cleaned it up hoping that it was just dirty and needed new tires. Everything looks great except the both front and rear won't shift. The front won't shift up to the larger sprocket and the rear won't shift down to the smaller. For some reason all the years spent riding I never spent the time to figure out how to adjust or work on shifters. I have an okay bike, it's a Cannondale R900 aluminum (no paint) with Shimano 600 components.
I joined bike forums because if it's anything like the car forums that I belong to, I should find the answer to my problems in here somewhere. I will search around, but if anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great. If all else fails, I will take my bike into a shop and let them take care of it. I just wanted to try and save some money. Bike tune ups always seem to me to be a little waste of money if you just know the fundamentals. Anyway, that is my introduction. So far this site looks like a great resource of information.