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
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.
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.