Hello everyone, this will be my first burn and I was hoping to get some input on bikes that I haven't been able to find concisely answered in the other posts.
My situation is this--when I go I'll be living and traveling fulltime in an RV, so I'll basically be bringing my home with me. I have a Trek Navigator bike I keep with me, and I keep hearing everyone say to get a junker to ride on the playa.
My problem is I don't have a home base to store my good bike, and I don't have room to bring another. Now it's not a $5000 race bike or anything, but I do have $600 or so wrapped up in it, so I don't want to ruin it. But I'm sort of stuck having to bring it.
So my first question is, do you think a full teardown and clean after the burn will be sufficient to prevent any real long term damage? I mean, pull the bottom bracket, pull the cables, all that. Or am I just asking for trouble?
The other question involves tire size. Everyone says have big tires. Would 26 x 1.95 tires be "big enough"? They're not fullblown mountain mudders or anything, but they're not road bike tires either--they're aimed at being able to ride pavement and bike trails, with light offroad use. Do you think they'd be sufficient?
Thanks in advance for any advice, and my apologies if I somehow missed this in my search of old posts.