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Love Your Bike!


Your bike just wants to be loved....give it some and it will love you back! Thanks to Jen D for an awesome clinic on bike maintenance. Here is the handy handout from this clinic :) Hope you can join us live at our next event.


PRE-RIDE:

CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

TEST BRAKES

CHECK QUICK RELEASES/THRU AXLES

WHEEL SPIN (BRAKE RUB, BENT RIM)

DROP CHECK (STRANGE SOUNDS?)

INSPECT TIRES FOR RIPS OR CRACKS


POST-RIDE:

RINSE/DRY IF NEEDED

LUBE CHAIN

DROP CHECK (ANYTHING LOOSE?)

TAKE CARE OF PROBLEMS THAT PRESENTED DURING YOUR RIDE


3-6 MONTHS:

DEEP CLEAN DRIVE TRAIN--DEGREASER

CHECK FOR LOOSE SPOKES

SPIN WHEEL TO TEST TRUE

CHECK EVERY BOLT

CHECK BRAKES AND BRAKE PADS

INSPECT TIRES (CUTS, HOLES OR FLAT SPOTS?)

HAVE CHAIN TESTED

WIGGLE TEST (CHECK FOR DEVELOPING PLAY)


EVERY YEAR:

COMPLETE TUNE

REPLACE CHAIN

REPLACE CASSETTE IF NEEDED

CHECK SHOES, CLEATS AND LUBE PEDALS

REPLACE CABLES/HOUSING

REPLACE BRAKE PADS

REDO HANDLE BAR TAPE


TOOLS THAT ARE GOOD TO HAVE:

REPAIR STAND

ALLEN/HEX KEY SET

PEDAL WRENCH

TIRE LEVERS

MULTI-TOOL

SCREW DRIVERS (PHILLIPS & FLAT)

FLOOR PUMP

SPARE TUBES


CLEANNG SUPPPLIES:

SHOP RAGS/OLD T-SHIRTS

BUCKET

BRUSHES/TOOTHBRUSH

DEGREASER

DAWN DISH SOAP, SIMPLE GREEN, MUC-OFF

CHAIN LUBE


BASIC CLEAN:

LOW-PRESSURE RINSE

SPRAY DEGREASER (LET SIT 5-10 MINUTES)

USING BUCKET 0F SOAPY WATER SCRUB-CHAIN, CASSETTE, CHAIN RINGS, DERAILLEURS & TIRES)

RINSE COMPLETELY AND DRY

LUBE CHAIN (AVOID GETTING ON RIMS, ROTORS, OR BREAK PADS)


TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR BIKE AND YOUR BIKE WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU!

ENJOY THE RIDE!











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