La Bicicleta or The Bicycle is my favorite type of transportation, I 90% go anywhere with this thin-running-iron-machine, I love to ride with bicycle daily. But, a stuff that we used daily is need to get the maintenance session including the La Bicicleta. I understand, most of you probably already know on how to take care a bike, but here I want to share what I’ve done to my bicycle to keep this iron-machine running well.
First, I want to mention the safety side. As mentioned in several sites such as www.asbestos.net and www.bikeradar.com, some parts of your bike might contain asbestos, so take a note of it. The case is, some special bike using the brake pad which is reported to contain asbestos. Other than that, some iron used on the bikes are also contain asbestos. Please read what asbestos is and how to remove/avoid it at www.asbestoswatchbrisbane.com.au/asbestos-removal-brisbane/. The oil, mud, the paint, and the exposed chain are dangerous, but some hidden materials such as the asbestos or other chemical material in your bike are also hunting your health so be careful on handling it.
After finding some dangerous things from the bike, now we jump to the maintenance routine.
Check the tires air pressure and make sure it meet the standard requirement of your bike. If you planned go to a long-distance place, please also check the quality of your tires. The old tires should need to replace with the new one. Don’t waste your energy on doing tire replacement on the road
How old is your bike? Some old bike need an extra maintenance, especially for your frame. Most people (including me) is to lazy to wash the bike, we just put the bike in garage then go to shower to take a bath, but now I realize our bike is also need to clean, not only you. It will protect the bike from the mud and the dirty water. As we know the water in the outdoor mostly came from the rain which contain acid, it will interact with the iron installed in our bike.
Lubricate the chain with the chain-lube. Remember, the water from the rain will destroy your chain, clean it or the chain will brake. The lubricate also help the wheels running perfectly.
Safety is the number 1. Test the braking system, make sure the system work properly and don’t forget to check the rubber or the pad (if you have a premium bicycle) condition. If you need a new rubber or brake pad, just go for it.
You can’t handle properly the handling bar if it has some problem. Make sure you can use it easily and smoothly. Better to check it by riding it around the town. Try to turn right or turn left and make sure everything perfect.
That’s it my top tips of maintaining the bicycle.
I have some bad experience with the bicycle, when I was teenager, I lost the handling control when running fast with my bike, then just crashed hard 😀
Keep safe folks and please give some feedback to improve this tips. See you soon!