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Everyone Has Different Needs In A Bicycle - Guidelines For Choosing The Right Bicycle

If you are in the market for a new bike, you have your work cut out for you. Selecting just the right bicycle can be a difficult decision. With the plethora of brands, sizes, and styles, how can you be sure you will find the right bike to suit your needs? First, determine who will be riding the bicycle. With the purchase of a bike, size matters. For adults, you may want to select a bicycle that fits you comfortably based on your height and the size of the seat, for example. Children, in particular, are more susceptible to assorted size requirements. A bicycle that is too small will be uncomfortable. Selecting a bike that is too large, may allow room for growth, but lack of control will be an issue.Another consideration when purchasing a bicycle is to think about the particular uses for the new bike. Will this bike be ridden in sports competitions or simply for recreation around the neighborhood? The answer will provide insight into the specific bike you will need to purchase. This will help you to ...

 


Preventive Maintenance For Your Bicycle

Like all mechanical contraptions, your bicycle is vulnerable to wear and tear caused by regular use and exposure to the elements. Routine preventive maintenance will keep your bicycle in peak condition and safe for riding throughout the year. Although some bicycle repair and maintenance is best performed by a qualified bike mechanic, you should be able to do routine maintenance using a few basic tools. Here are some of the things you can do to keep your bike in perfect shape. Tires Check the pressure of your tires to make sure they are inflated to proper specifications. Consult the manual or the tire's sidewall for information on the range of acceptable pressures for your tire. Note any splits or fatigue marks in the sidewall or tread. Inspect the rim for dents, twists or kinks. Spin each wheel to make sure it is true and centered in the stays. If the wheel wobbles from side to side when spun, then it needs truing. Check if some spokes need to be replaced or tightened. If your bike is equipped with quick-rele...

 


How To Maintain And Care For Your Bicycle Tires To Make Them Last As Long As Possible

A bicycle is your ticket to exercise, freedom, and fun. If you spend any amount of time riding a bike, you know just how important those two wheels can be. Your bike is a valuable part of your life. Treat your bike with care so that it lasts for many years to come. Normal wear and tear occurs on every bike. This is especially true in regards to your tires.How do you know if you need to replace a bicycle tire? Frequently check your bike for signs of trouble. Assessing any issues with your bike quickly will ensure that the problem can be resolved before it gets worse, or becomes unsafe for the rider. Closely take a look at your tires. Do you denote any cracks or cuts in the tire. A small knick may not be anything to worry about, but it is something to keep an eye on for safety's sake. When your tires begin to show significant signs of wear and tear, it is time to purchase new tires. If you can see the cords of your tires, it is time to replace them immediately. It is not uncommon to replace a singl...

 




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