Granted, I haven’t have a ride for about 3 weeks so it’s not like I can forget any skills, but it has been too long for my taste. In those 3 weeks, there was rain, snow, and coooooooold ass weather! Our bikes sleep in the yard covered by a tarp(which almost made me cry on a snowy night, I was gonna bring Sandy Dee inside to sleep), so they aren’t sufficiently protected from everything.
This past weekend, I rolled her out to clean her up, and JESUS! she was dirty…and rusty :(
She is not even a year old yet, and look at that wear-and-tear! I have already replaced parts over the course of riding her, but I honestly did not expect to be replacing the fenders so soon.
My seat needed replacing too, but I knew this for months. A nrw seat must be able to hold my awesome(London Metro!) license plate!
I may have neglected her for under a month, but she looked like hell. If I can be brutally honest? I wouldn’t recommend my bike for long term use. I have replaced too many things, had quite a bit of trouble with the right brake and seat post, so she may have cost $180 at the store, but after pumping in all the extras its more like $260. Yes, she is gorgeous to look at. She has a whimsical retro feeling to her, but if your looking for an all terrain transport, this is not the bike for you. If you know me, you know I love my bike..she makes me happy as fuck. I just felt the need to put my concerns out in the open, for mental clarity and reference purposes for anyone interested in purchasing a Schwinn Wayfarer. Besides cleaning and turtle waxing her, I get her a new seat and mirror as a way to apologize for my neglect;
with the help of The Hubb, SD gets her new accessories on good and tight
and for the next two days, test out the new seat
I got the Schwinn quilted comfort cruiser seat, my rides are super smooth!
We are having Spring weather here in NYC this week, I picked a great time to spruce up my ride and get back in the streets! I was hit by the blues a little after my birthday, which is not all that uncommon during the winter, but after riding my bike 2 days in a row my mood has definitely changed. Todays 57 degree bike ride was truly wonderful, I know I was smiling the whole way!
*Off-topic; but if you notice a change to my hair, that’s cause I ripped off the extensions and am back to my natural locks! I’ll be blogging my journey, so look out for hair posts!
The Chubby Cruiser