I know it’s been rainy but nice weather will be here before you know it! It’s definitely time to take the bike off the indoor trainer and get outside!
Has your bike been tuned up this year? If not, you may want to schedule one now. The longer you wait the longer the wait time will be to get your bike in the shop. A tune up now will ensure your bike is running smoothly when race season starts. Have your parts taken off and professionally cleaned. A clean bike is a fast bike!
Also, here are some things you want your local bike shop to check:
- Chain Stretch – I usually need a new chain every year
- Brake Pads and alignment
- Tire Tread
- New tape on the inside of your wheel (I can’t tell you how my flat tires I’ve had that were caused by my spokes!)
- Wire stretch and rust for both brakes and gearing
- Drive Chain
- Derailleur Adjustments – make sure you can get all the gears and you’re not skipping
Take good care of your bike and bike will take good care of you.
The good weather is coming and maybe I’ll see you out on the roads!