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Exercise bike

I took a thing out for a short loop around the city today so I could verify that the rack I just modified wouldn't spontaneously disintegrate when taken out on the road.

 

It didn't, but pushing this thing around on a 90°F day certainly exposes the shortcomings of the frame + tire combo; it's a very stiff frame and the tires are also very stiff, so there's basically no shock absorption when I pedal. It's a *lot* harder to get this thing up to speed and even harder to maintain speed up any sort of a ramp. Good for exercise, I guess, or "training", but it would drive me to screaming distraction if I had to spend more than about 20 miles on it.

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Taken on July 31, 2020