C-mon, I know you hate them, dirty, chipped, useless. If your chain gets jammed between the cog set and spoke... YOU DESERVED IT..adjust the derailler, lazy.
-My favorite wheel needs a little lovin' and is off the bike. THE BIKE. Spoiled.
My housemate..A PEACH...will lend me the 7speed rear from her 'cherished' Nishiki.
Never rides it, I fix it (borrow bolts, batteries, mostly on Sundays after 5pm) claims it's a great bike (wouldn't tell her my rear Mavic + tire is worth almost the resale price of her bike.)
Anyway, too much work to put on a 6 or 8 cog (2 here, both with REAL hubs..deraillers too!!) but I'm thinking about it 'cause...
THE WHEEL I AM BORROWING HAS A PLASTIC PROTECTOR THINGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You just can't put red wall Kevlar on rims with plastic 'guards'.
My bike is 85% clearcoat steel, the handlebars are 5mm thick ALU uncapped of course so you can see how thick bla..bla..
The hub kinda sucks, its heavy-er...but it will work. What am I gonna do?
-Should I just break it off, do her and humanity a favor?
-Ride faster, avoid eye contact with other bikers? (This includes not saying to anybody, whether engaged in a conversation with me about bikes or not- To exclaim " Hey I just BORROWED this wheel from a friend..mine is WAY nice, without of COURSE the OBVIOUS plastic wheel bla...bla..)
-Ride normally \fast\ don't care how it looks? (the bikes brutal looking anyway.)
......Hell, I need a BIG PLASTIC DISK TO PROTECT MY SPOKES.
It feels like it looks like I got derailler problems so bad, my cogsets gotta be like a dog that can't stop biting it's @$$ and has to live with a freakin' lampshade on it's head.
Also, floss your cogset. Other people look there and if you have big hairs, sticks and black stuff jammed in your teeth,..it looks bad.
..gonna need a little disinfectant. Other peoples kids..Sheeesh.
Thanks for the loan, I'll treat it like it's one of my own.