Monday, 13 July 2015

Ready to Ride? Tips To Get Your Bike Out of Storage

In this blog, we are helping people get their bike out of the storage cavern to make it all ready to ride.

Clean it nice and tidy:
Rinse your bike from top to bottom with light-shower over a garden hose.. Then take bucket of warm, soapy water, a soft-bristled brush and clean the pedals, chains, and derailleur first afore proceeding to the rest of the bicycle. Re-lube the bike chain with light coating. Rinse the bike again and then dry clean with a clean and dry cloth.

Test the brakes-
Examine your brakes to ensure they are prepped up to keep you safe while you ride. Check the brake pads to assess if they’re wearing evenly or need to be replaced.

Examine the drivetrain-
The drivetrain covers your bike’s pedals, chain, chain ring, and derailleur. Elevate the bike’s rear wheel and give it a spin. Now check through each of the gears. Ensure the shifting is smooth, if not take your bike for a repair. Note that chains usually wear out and must be replaced every 2,000 – 3,000 miles.

Inspect the cables-
Cables form those important linkages which connect the bike’s shifters and brakes to its derailleur and brake pads. Give a brief time examining for cracks, rust, and dirt, or sagging in your bike. If you see any damage, replace the cables to ensure that shifting as well as braking remains smooth.

Dustore is a self-storage service provider helping people with all their storage needs.

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