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Regular Checks
Regular Checks
Regular Checks
Regular Checks
Regular Checks
Regular Checks

Care for it and it will care for you.

Like any machine, a bike will work better and last longer if you care for it properly. The best thing you can do for you and your bike is to get into the habit of checking your bike regularly – a quick check that can help you have hassle-free riding and may avoid repairs.

REGULAR CHECKS

Every time you ride

  • Check tire air pressure and that wheel quick releases are in the closed position.
  • Test to make sure that the brakes are squeezing the rim of the wheel and are not touching the tire.

Every Week

  • Check that your handlebars and saddle (seat) are tightly secured.
  • Check tire air pressure and that wheel quick releases are in the closed position.
  • Test the batteries on your bike light(s).
  • Test to make sure that the brakes are squeezing the rim of the wheel and are not touching the tire.

Every Month

  • Wipe your chain and lubricate with chain oil.
  • Wipe the dirt from your rims.
  • Check the tread on your tires and replace tires if you see bulges or bald spots.
  • Check that brake pads are not touching tires and replace pads if they are worn out.
  • Test the gears; are they shifting smoothly? If not, it's time to take your bike to an experienced bike mechanic.
  • Check for damaged or frayed gear and brake cables.

Every Year

Bike Maintenance
If in doubt over a repair,
leave it to the professionals
at your local bike shop.
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