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Old 02-24-12, 12:03 AM
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hello, so i stumbled onto this site because my 16 year old comes home from school with a free bike someone threw out.
he's currently a cross country runner/swimmer and is considering triathlons.

anyways we know next to zero about bikes and when he says he wants to get new tubes, tires, a seat etc. i explain that it does not make sense to invest $150.00 in what may have been a $100 bike new.

So I start researching and well i must say after finding this forum and reading a related post, I believe he scored because its identical to the one in that post. 1990 721 A Miyata. Smooth riding bike.

Questions:
any recommendations on what road tire would be best? the ones on there now look to be original. How can you tell if they are bad? they're pretty smooth but for all i know they are supposed to look this way!
Also, wish to make sure it is safe so what would be a good brake pad brand/type to install?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-24-12, 06:13 AM
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Welcome to Bike Forums.

Road tires are smooth.

Look on the sidewall of the tire to determine the correct size.

Get brake pads at your local bike shop.
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Old 02-24-12, 12:12 PM
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Welcome! You can probably find more info by searching the various subforums. 10 Wheels advice is also sound.
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Old 02-24-12, 06:41 PM
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A great bike, and well worth spending some money to fix up a bit. Lucky find!
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