MISSING SPRING? US TOO! LET’S GEAR UP!
As riding enthusiasts, our team at CK Bikes understands the anticipation of spring. Sure, winter riding can be wonderful, but for many, the warm weather is where it’s at. That said, now is the time to consider bicycle repair and maintenance in Massachusetts. Let’s face it; it’s never too early to think spring!
HERE, WE’RE TAKING A LOOK AT A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE DUSTING THE COBWEBS OFF YOUR BIKE.
While the cold alone can take a while to damage a bike stored outside, some of the elements that come with the winter season hit fast. For example, snow and salt are known to damage rubber and leather in the form of rust and other deterioration.
Here are a few repairs to consider before spring hits.
Every component of a bicycle plays an integral role in the overall performance. However, when it comes to your safety, the braking system is on the top of the list. Whether it’s time to change the pads, re-align systems, or perform regular maintenance, there are several pieces to the puzzle.
Because of the intricacy and amount of components, it’s often difficult to determine what is needed. When in doubt, be sure to stop into your local bike shop for expert advice and service!
CHECK YOUR CHAIN
Loose chains never lead to happy journeys. To test the condition, press on your chain. A secure chain should move no more than a half-inch. If the chain moves more than that, be sure to give your bike a little TLC before hitting the trails.
However, accidents happen and chains are known to fall off or loosen mid-ride. If you find yourself in this predicament, remember the one and only rule – avoid shifting!
CONSIDER BIKE FITTING
Often overlooked, bike fitting is a crucial step in the journey of every rider. The adjustment process allows for maximum comfort and performance by customizing the settings to your body and riding style. From foot and handlebar positioning to saddle height, a bike fitting will also help prevent injury!
BICYCLE REPAIR WITH CK BIKES
Since 2014, CK Bikes has been changing what it means to be in the cycling industry through hard work and dedication. We are passionate about what we do, and it shows. We want to help you get back on the trails by being your one-stop-shop for bicycle repair in Massachusetts.