If you may remember a few Posts back, I had purchased the above bicycle for $75.00 on the Facebook Marketplace. I had taken the bike out for a ride a number of times, but soon started to realize that some things were not right for me with this. Over the times I rode it, I was finding out that it seemed too short for me & my long legs. It only had 26″ wheels. It did ride a bit on the rough side and the shifter did not shift gears smooth as should be. It was only a 12 speed, but I had thought that should be enough for me. I tended to wear out real easy. Started wondering just what might be wrong.
I started asking questions to some people that know more than I do about riding a bicycle. Found out it was too short for me. I should have something bigger that is made for tall people like me. The wheels should be no less than 27 inch or bigger. A shifter of 21 gears is much better than just 12. So, I started looking around for a better bicycle that would fit me better. I sure was in for a huge surprise!
I snooped around at most all the big store retailers like Walmart, Target, and even Dicks Sporting Goods. Walmart, and Target have bikes that will fit me, but they don’t have anyone to service them when in need of repair. They just sell the bike and that’s it! There people are not too knowledgeable on bicycles. Dicks Sporting Goods was much better. Their bikes are nice and they did have knowledgeable people there. The big thing that got me was the prices! WOW! they sure did change a lot! Found that if you want a decent riding bike, you have to pay for it. You buy cheap. That’s what you’ll get.
So, I had known about a Bike Shop located in Lancaster, PA that’s not far from my home. Went down there and took a look around. They sure did have a nice collection of bikes for sale. All different types. I wanted something that would fit me & was comfortable to ride. What I found was a bike called a Comfort bike built by the Giant Corp. Never knew that a company with that name built bikes. Well, I left and thought about all this for a few day’s. Decided to go back down there.
In talking with the Salesperson, he suggested the bike you see above. I took it out for a spin around the building and liked it and how smooth it rode. It also fit me quite well. The only thing about it was the price. It was a bit hefty! After doing a few minutes of thought I decided to buy it. It looks just like this one. Same color & all. I had bought a bike from these people more than 30 yrs. ago and it lasted for a long time until the tires gave out and it sat around for a long period.
Now, all I have to do is learn to use it. Bicycles have changed so very much in the passing years. The brakes are much better, the gear shifters work so much smoother, and they are built much lighter than before depending on what you purchase. I’m going to go out and take advantage of the many bike trails that are around my area.
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