I have a bit of film on my facebook as I was just really playing, like a kid really, riding no hands, wheelies, skids etc, very immature but just a moment to myself
about a mile of beach and dunes and the only other person on there was a kid on a quad at the far end.
Gaz, the beach and sand is fine, its more the salt water. This time the bike didnt need much of a clean at all but still got a real dowsing in fresh water once home. Its singlespeed and that means no gears, der etc to get ground down with sand
just clean the chain and lube. Lube everything, all the time. I have waxoiled the frame as well. I dont get it too wet but if you ride on the beach...........well you cant complain about salt water really
The one thing that has got worn thats annoying is my old faithful selle italia seat, this seat I have had for 15 years and it has done thousands upon thousands of kilometres both here and at home but because the Pugs throws up so much stuff from the rear wheel, the seat gets covered in sand and then I sit and grind it in, its very quickly worn the colour from the top of the leather. I now realise why I shouldn't put a good road bike seat on a MTB
'but its comfy your honour'
Carlsberg dont build Singlespeeds but if they did.......they would probably look just like mine.
I've spent half my life on bikes.........the other half I wasted