Bicycle Maintenance and Repair Guide
Bicycles, like cars, require regular maintenance for proper functioning. Once in a while, the derailleurs might need adjustment or the brakes require tightening. Instead of paying a bike mechanic, most of these maintenance work can be performed quickly and at low/no cost by the bike owner.
Occasionally, a bike rider might need to do some adjustments on their bikes to get the optimal riding experience.
For maintenance and repair, you might need some tools to make things easier, the common tools needed are:
1. Allen/Hex wrench
3. screw driver
If you’ve limited experience in the mechanical aspect of bike maintenance/repair we recommend http://bicycletutor.com/guide/ and https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Bicycle which provides comprehensive instructions on bike repair and maintenance.
Bike Maintenance Tutorials
Bike Derailleurs Maintenance
The smoothness of speed changing depends largely on the alignment and positioning of the derailleurs. The derailleurs can be adjusted with a screw driver.
Some noise during speed changing is inevitable, to reduce the noise and increase the smoothness of speed changing, you can also apply some lubricant on the gears.
Below are some video tutorials for adjusting the derailleurs
Bike Brakes Maintenance
Individual preference plays a huge role in brakes adjustment, some prefer their brakes to be tighter and the braking effect to be responsive while others prefer their brakes to be softer and braking effect to be more gradual.
Good news is that you can adjust the brakes very easily. Some common issues can also be resolved within a couple of minutes if you know the right steps. Here are some tutorials on brakes adjustment
Bicycle Tyres Maintenance
Checking for damage on tyres: Pls check the tyres are properly inflated (at least 70%) during delivery
if tyre is faulty it would be completely deflated and no air can remain in the tyre