Keep Your Bike in Fit Condition
Do you cycle to stay fit? If so, you'll want to make sure your bike stays fit too. Follow this basic schedule.
- Check chain, brake levers and gear shifters and lubricate if needed.
- Check spokes, nuts, bolts for tightness.
EVERY 6 MONTHS (heavy riding)
These tasks require a little more experience. If you're not sure how to handle these, use a bike shop. Another option: Take a bike-maintenance class at a local bike shop or community college.
- Check brake pads to see if they need to be replaced.
- Check gear shifters to see if they need an adjustment.