Max’s Bike

So, I picked up a decent used bike as an upgrade for Max (he is taller now). It’s pretty nice: 7-speed cassette, 3 speed chainring, mountain bike 26″ wheels, flat aluminum bar, etc.

But there were no tubes. So, new tubes. Oops, there were too many thorns to remove from the tires… oh, and one tire was split… oh2, the front tire smelled like dead fish.

So I got new tires… and OMG, both tires have casting defects that make them oblong. WTF? *sigh*

So, I pull the box back out of recycling and stuffed it between the new bike and a table so I could pack them up and return them.

Unfortunately, this box was wide and flat, so it was cut up and turned into some sort of project while I was at work. *sigh2*

I’ve ordered some Schwinn tires that look hopeful, and have a road/trail tread that looks smooth but grippy, and wraps around part way down the sidewall. I plan to use the box they came in to ship the bad tires back, though the replacement tires won’t arrive until 2 days after Max’s b-day. *sigh3*

Well, at least he gets to have D&D with some friends over the weekend, and we hit up Great Wolf Lodge next week.

UPDATE: The Schwinn tires have a kevlar bead, so they’re rolled/folded up in a smaller box. EEK! I’ll never get to return these!