It is strange all the things that you have never done in life, quite often because someone has always done them for you. So, yesterday, I got my bike out of the shed where it has stood unused for the last 15 years and changed the tyres. Believe it or not I have never changed the tyre on a bike before.
A few things that I learnt:
1. After 15 years everything seizes up….
2. There is a right way and wrong way to fit tyres…
3. You shouldn’t inflate the tyre fully until it is back on the bike..
So, what I thought was going to be a quick task took a bit longer but it is now done. Phill also gave me a hand greasing the bearings inside the wheels (I didn’t even know they were there !)
All that is left to do is to sort the brakes and gears and I will have a working Bike again 🙂
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