What did I do with my motorized bicycle today? I left it at home and rode one of my pedal bikes, the single speed. It was a nice ride. When it's really hot though, I'd rather ride the motor bicycle for sure.
regarding sanding rims:
It might not make your brake pads last longer, but it will probably improve your braking power a lot! I sand all my wheels with sandpaper, to make grooved brake tracks and clean off all the paint. It gets rid of any notchy seams too.
Originally Posted by xseler
I finally broke out the palm sander and removed all the paint from the front wheel surface that the brake pads rub on. I hope this will significantly extend my brake pad life.....
I also found a triangular shaped handlebar bag that will hold the necessary tools needed for emergency roadside repairs. The bag was in the clearance/damaged bin at a high dollar bike shop here in town...it had no price tag on it. After several minutes of high level conferences amongst the staff, they decided that they'd sell it for $6. Sold.