Originally Posted by Sibbo
Please excuse hopeless thread drift !
Here's another one .19 years no maintence ,just oil on the chain .Tires from throw outs ....I 've never bought a tire and only one tube ,multiple thousands of miles to work and back ! Oh yeah , I bought the bar ends and new foam grips 5 years ago .
The car behind is my ancient MB 240 D .
Good on ya there! When I worked in a bike shop, I never bought tires for anything I didn't race, either. When I got REALLY cheap, I became the grand master of tire booting, putting little snippets of sew-up casing inside perfectly good Contis and Michelins that just happened to have big slices in them.
Call me Mel. Some years ago- never mind how long precisely- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me at home, I thought I would ride about a little and see the other parts of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation.