I got my first decent bike last fall, was able to ride it for a month or so
before the weather turned and riding was no fun anymore. The weather
finally broke here in upstate NY (at least for a few days), so I got out on
the road for the first time this year.
The bike is more or less an entry-level flat bar road bike, riding on road
tires. I want to get tires that are a little wider and will still work on
these rims, I ride on a lot of asphalt in bad shape, so I can feel every
little bump jarring my ass. What do you guys recommend? What do I look
for? The current tires are 700 x26C
Second, I need one of those seats that won't make my weewee go numb, what's
good there? My local shops seem to have a very poor selection. I've heard
the Terry Liberator mentioned before, is this a good option? FWIW, I've got
kind of a wide ass.
What do I need to keep my chain and gears clean? Lots of water from melting
snow and gravel on top of the asphalt from a long winter, so I got plenty of
grainy dirt on me today, and my chain already felt like I just sandblasted
Are the cheapy fenders like Nashbar sells worth the $ and time to install
them? I think it's going to be a wet spring here...
Thanks in advance for the advice!