I see a lot of people cycling to work every or almost every day. Some people do it to save money on fuel, while others do it to get fit without going to the gym. Whatever their motivations are, they need to remember to take proper care of their bikes, or they risk damaging them more than they can imagine. If you are an avid cyclist yourself, here are some tips that can allow you to take better care of your precious bike:
1. Cleaning is absolutely essential to prolong the life of every bike. You don’t have to clean it every day, but doing it regularly, especially during colder months, can make a huge difference. You will also enjoy riding it more if you take care of it properly.
2. If you don’t use your bike for a few months, due to bad weather for example, consider storing it in a safe place such as a storage unit like storage units Pompano Beach. Bikes can be quite expensive, so it might be a good idea to store them in such a way that they don’t get damaged. I know that every bike can withstand some time outdoors, but try not to overdo it or it will get covered with rust. Most if not all storage facilities are climate controlled, so rust is never a problem.
3. Check the brakes before you set off to avoid any unnecessary surprises. It might sound quite obvious, but it is so easy to forgot about those little parts that can make or brake our enjoyment of riding a bike.
4. Test your tyres regularly. You don’t want to end up with a flat tyre in the middle of nowhere hoping for somebody to come and save you. Have a spare one somewhere in your house or car so that you can use it in case you need it suddenly. Learning some basic tyre maintenance can ensure that you will never have to ask anybody for help or even pay anybody for it as you will be able to do everything on your own.