3 Steps To Take Before Taking Your Bike Out This Spring

April 19, 2017 1:33 pm
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Before you head to your local Brooklyn bike shop and get a full tune-up for your first spring ride, you’ll want to check these three things on your bike to make sure they are all in working order.  Often these will be the only three things you’ll need to look at to get your bike into good shape and you on your way.

  1. Check your tire pressure: There is nothing worse then getting on your bike for the first ride of the season, only to find you have a flat tire.  Changing a flat tire can take some time and may require a separate trip to grab a tube.  If you do this ahead of your first ride, you won’t be stuck with a flat on that next beautiful day.
  2. Check your brake pads: After a long season of riding your brake pads can get worn down and require changing before they are ready to hit the road the following spring.   A quick check of the pads may save you from not being able to stop as short as you need to on your first ride.
  3. Check your seat: Making sure your seat is set at the right height and is securely fastened to your bike will ensure that you are comfortable and safe on your first bike ride of the season.

Spring is here and whether you ride your bike everyday or just on your off days from work, you’ll want to make sure that it is ready for the season ahead.  Our Brooklyn bike shop can help you solve any issues that may have arisen since the last time you were out for a ride.  If you’ve checked everything in the list above and you still would like a second set of eyes on your bike before you jump on it, stop on in and we’ll take a peak.