FIXING FLATS WAS A SKILL THAT MATTERED when racing mountain bikes in the early years. We even carried a few links of chain, because busting the chain was a regular thing. Our lights weighed pounds and barely lit the trail...
... but that's nothing.
Imagine the early racers from the 1890's on the "safety bicycles", what we'd consider a beach cruiser. Super heavy, no gears. Still clocking over 30mph.
Or, the PennyFarthing... a front wheel up to 5' tall, with a tiny wheel behind.
I remember my friend's vintage Italian racer with a front derailleur that was shifted by reaching down with his hand to grab a lever and move it over.
Today's bicycles are so good, so easy to use, so incredibly reliable... well, it kinda makes ya wonder if we'd even be bike riders were we to face the trials of the early bikes...
... not really!
Of course, we'd still be riding. We'd just be a lot more skilled at fixing things and probably a tad more banged up from breaking things... like bones.
These days, we pretty much have 2 concerns:
Did I pump up my tires?
Charge my batteries - computer, shifters, lights?
Well did ya?
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