After two successful days of getting around on two wheels I'm having mechanical problems. The ratcheting mechanism has gone out, so my bike is now an oversized scooter. I have to take it to the bike shop this weekend - and to think I thought the bike would need less maintenance! Hopefully it won't be too expensive.
I thought I'd share about my bike. It's a fairly stock 1998 Trek 820. Yeah, it's a mountain bike and I'm in the flatlands of south Florida. The only modifications I've made are skinnier tires for lower rolling resistance, lights, and a rack on the back. It was a deal on Craigslist at $30, or so I thought. There are some problems with it. The largest sprocket on the crankset is worn pretty bad, but I'm on the middle sprocket for now, so no big deal. The smaller sprockets on the freewheel are a little worn, but still usable. I figure a day will come when the whole drivetrain gets to be replaced. For now, though, I just want to get riding again.