Finding the perfect bicycle and accessories to go with it is a long process that we are sure you’re familiar with. You don’t want to let all that hard work be wasted by not properly taking care of your bicycle. By following the many tips suggested below, you can ensure your bicycle will stay in tip-top shape for many years to come.
Give It a Bath
Whether you were just riding a couple miles down the street or you spend hours off-road, it’s important to wash your bike. This only takes a few minutes to do and will ensure you keep the handlebars, seat, frame, and reflectors clean and shiny. We highly suggest having a light-bristled brush to remove any mud or stones from your joints, brakes, and wheels.
By cleaning your bike after every ride, you can ensure it won’t rust or corrode. You should treat your bike as you would your body, give it a bath every time. It’s so much nicer when you remove your bike from storage and it’s already shiny and ready to roll.
If you’re an avid biker, it’s likely that you have more than one bicycle. In fact, you probably have a variety of touring, mountain, and other types of bikes at your home. It’s best to store all of your bikes in one place. This will ensure you can always find the bike that you need for the adventure that you are seeking.
Use A Bike Hanger
One major mistake that many bicycle owners make is in the way they store their bike. Keeping it on the ground or hanging it from a loose rack, can allow for any sort of disruptive force to knock it down or over. This can cause damage to the bike, which could’ve been easily avoided by using a hanger.
Derailleur Hanger Mech, Rear, and Gear Hangers are available for any type of bike that you have. These are customized to fit the style that you ride to ensure the best fit and no interference with the operation of your bike. These hangers are built with the bicyclist in mind as they are built to snap under immense force to protect against bending of your bike wheel.
Tune It Up
We say tune it up to mean the practice of a few different maintenance requirements. You should check your air pressure and add any air if needed. Take a few moments to lubricate the chains and gears once they are thoroughly cleaned off. This is the time you should tighten up any loose parts, such as a water bottle holder. Take the time now to get your bike prepared, so that when you’re ready for your next ride you don’t have to worry about the hassle.
Keeping your bike in good condition should be your number one priority as a bicycle enthusiast. We highly encourage you to follow the storage tips that we outlined above. This will allow your bicycle to last longer and ensure it’s ready to ride every time you pull it down from the hanger.