BIKE MAINTENANCE - LOOKING AFTER YOUR BIKE

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LOOK AFTER YOUR BIKE AND YOUR BIKE WILL LOOK AFTER YOU.

Carrying out the simple checks below can help prevent you having to walk back to the start of the route due to a breakage, and it can happen so easy. I carry out the following checks before and after every ride.

Post ride checks

  1. Wash your bike 

  2. Dry of all surface water on all parts

  3. Lubricate all moving parts on the bike with some PTE Lube and water dispencer and wipe of surface lubricants. (ensure not to get any lubricants near the brakes)

  4. Check bike for any damage

  5. Clean Chain and ensure it is dry

  6. Check brake pad levels 

  7. Check wheels for free movement 

  8. Check tyres for any marks or nicks

After every ride the following steps will help your bike run more smoothly

Pre Ride Checks

  1. Tyre pressures 

  2. Check the brakes

  3. Check Pedals for free movement

  4. Check the Gears are changing freely 

  5. Check your wheels are secure 

  6. Check your saddle is secure 

  7. Lube your chain and wipe of excess lube

  8. If night riding ensure the lights are fitted and batteries are charged