Cleaning

Cleaning Keeping your bike parts cleaned and lubricated is crucial for good performance. Lubrication protects moving parts from excessive wear caused by friction and helps keep rust and corrosion at bay. Excess lubricant should always be carefully wiped away before the bicycle is ridden so it does not attract dust, dirt, and other grime. Basic […]

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Building a Toolkit

Building a Toolkit The Bare Essentials Expand One of the most common issues you will encounter with your bike is flat tires. Flats can happen almost anytime, so it is a good idea to carry the following items on every ride: Patch kit and/or spare tube Tire levers (at least 2) Tire pump Multi-Tools Expand […]

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Pre-Ride Inspections

Pre-Ride Inspections Bike ABC’s: Air, Brakes, Chain A is for Air Expand Having properly inflated tires helps prevent flats. Check the sidewall of your tire for the recommended tire pressure. While you’re checking the air, take a moment to look for cracks or excessive wear on your tires. Also take the opportunity to ensure your […]

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