DYI Get Your Bike Ready Checklist [FREE DOWNLOAD]

7 Tip Checklist from BikeSport – good for anytime!

  1. Wash off dust and grime that accumulates over the winter (or anytime) with low water pressure from a hose. (High-pressure sprayers can force water where it shouldn’t go)

  2. Check the shifting and braking during test ride. Shifting should be smooth; Chain noise should be minimal. Braking should be reliable, smooth and quiet.
  3. Inspect brake pads for wear and replace if rubber is worn down.
  4. Inflate tires to recommended pressure (found on sidewall of tire). If they don’t hold air the tubes likely need to be replaced.
  5. Check tires for wear in the tread area and for cracking in the sidewall. Replace if necessary.
  6. Lubricate the chain and derailleur pivot points.
  7. Check wheel for cracks especially around the spokes; make sure they roll true without wobble.

 

 

 

A more comprehensive checklist for Road Bike Riders can be found here:
https://velonews.competitor.com/2016/03/bikes-and-tech/checklist-get-your-bike-ready-for-spring_397811

 

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Or better … Bring your bike to BikeSport for smooth riding and peace of mind that comes from expert care and maintenance. Contact us to learn about all of our great Service options!

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