Bike Maintenance Schedule
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Keeping your bike running smoothly is not only important for safety but will create a better experience. Bike, like cars, need basic maintenance to keep running properly.
Do you need assistance with you bike maintenance? Below is a general guide on what your bike needs and when it needs it.
How often should I clean my drive chain?
How many miles should I ride before getting new tires?
Why is my bike making a clicking noise at each pedal stroke?
Recommended: Inspect the tire for wear marks, fraying, and flatting of the tire. If you are experiencing several flat tires in a row- it may be best to get new tires. Tires wear out at different rates depending upon the type of tire and riding surface. Make sure to check your tire pressure before heading out on a ride. Optimal tire pressure depends on the tire and the weight of the rider
Recommended: Replace when you replace the chain or when you can see wear marks on the back side of the teeth. If you ride with a damaged cassette, it can also damage your chain.
Recommended: Bring your bike to have your bike chain checked for the amount of stretch using a Park Tool Chain Checker. It is recommended that you change your bike chain at .50 stretch ( but can be up to .75 stretch) to prevent damage to the drivetrain due to over stretching of the chain. If your bike is having shifting issues, it could be due to the chain. We recommend cleaning your drive train at least twice a month and lubing your chain after cleaning it.
Cables and Housing
Recommended: It is recommended that you change the cables every 6 month and housing annually. If you are experiencing shifting issues ( and your derailed is working properly) or your breaks are not ” bouncing back”- it may be time to replace the cables.
Endurance House Oceanside offers a full service center ran by head mechanic CW. It services all styles and types of bikes- from top level performance bikes to casual hybrids. Tune-ups start as low as $40.
Call 760-231-6693 to schedule an appointment for bike service.
We also offer back and ship for people traveling.