How Often Should I Maintain My Bike?
A common and legit question! The most accurate answer is that it depends on where you ride, what conditions you ride in and how much you ride! A bicycle is a machine...all machines need some form of continuous care.
Here is a small list of things to do before and after every ride at a minimum...and a guide to how often your bike needs to visit the shop!
Before Every Ride
-Check Tire Pressure
-Inspect Tires For Cracks or Peeling
-Check and Make Sure Brakes Are Operational
-Check For Loose Parts and Make Sure Bike Does Not RATTLE
After Every Ride
-Inspect Tires Again
-Clean Drivetrain of Sand and Grime
-Clean Frame and Painted Areas of Sand, Grime, and SWEAT!
-Store your Bike In safe place!
We recommend a tune up once a year on every bike at a MINIMUM...if you ride more you might need more than one tune up a year! A tune up on a bike is a lot like an OIL Change in a car...it needs to be done after a certain amount of mileage, but should always be considered every 6 months or so on a bike that is used and needs to be considered safe and reliable!
A bike tune-up is a complete inspection, adjustment, and lubrication of your bicycle. We adjust gears and brakes, true wheels, adjust the headset, bottom bracket, axle cones and check all nuts and bolts during a tune up. We will also lube your bike as needed. During a tune-up, we perform all repairs necessary to put your bike into the best shape it can be in for safe and reliable operation.
When in Doubt...
We do FREE estimates and safety checks. If you are In Doubt...get your bike down to the shop and we will inspect it for you!