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How-To's & Maintenance

The best thing you can do for your bike is
take care of it.
We will be hosting a basic bicycle maintence class on Tuesday December 19th at 5:30pm in store. Come ask the friendly experts all of your bicycle related questions!
Of course you can always bring your bike to our service department
with any questions of concerns you may have.
But we also like for you to have a basic understanding of
how to keep your bike riding smoothly.

How To Fix a Flat:

Learning how to fix a flat is probably the best thing you can do for you and your bike. Changing a flat is a relatively simple process that can get you back on the road in a few minutes.

You will need:

  • Tire lever(s)
  • A spare tube of the correct size or a tire patch kit
  • A hand pump or CO2 cartidge

Pro Tips

When installing the tire, mount it so that the label on the tire is centered over the valve stem. This "clocks" the tire so in the event of a flat you can quickly find the culprit in relation to the tube, makes finding the valve stem quicker by giving a larger visual cue and looks quite Pro.

Valve covers and rings aren't necessary and often cause annoying rattles; chuck 'em and save a gram or two.

How to Care for your Chain:
Keeping your chain clean and lubricated is the best way to enjoy your ride, and keep your components in optimal condition.

Chains typically deliever peak preformance for 8-10 months, after that they have streched out a bit and will begin to wear on your casette and drive train. We can help fit your bike with the right sized chain. Come talk to the friendly experts.