One reason to ride a bike that’s too big? To test the wheels you installed for a friend.
And the good thing about riding that bike? You don’t have to pedal it far to confirm it works.
I’ve built and installed bicycle wheels in parts of five decades now. (I’m sending Hobbes a memo on the whole nasty, brutish and short thing.)
This is the first time I’ve installed wheels because tires mounted on the old ones wouldn’t hold air.
No need to besmirch the rim manufacturer. It was probably inevitable that someone would eventually design a deep-section single-wall rim that gives the inner tube a highly engineered blowout basement.
The faulty rim design is a number of years old. Maybe the company burned down its factory once it realized its mistake.
If it didn’t, I’d be happy to provide it with a box of matches.
Strike that. I meant to say illumination.