Cycling is a great sport and a wonderful way to exercise.
Most cyclers are do-it-yourself bike mechanics. They repair their own bikes. This is excellent if you have all the mechanical tools needed to do the bicycle repair. Most cyclers don’t. Find yourself a good bike mechanic, or a good neighborhood bicycle shop with reputable bike mechanics to do all your bike repairs. You can try your hands at the following: wheel straightening, wheel building, flat tire repair, painting, front derailleur and rear derailleur adjustment and bicycle brake maintenance, but when you get in trouble, call one of the bike shops listed in the links above.
- To enjoy your bike this coming spring take your bike in to your nearest trustworthy bike shop. It’s time to rekindle the friendly relationship you have with your local bike owner and bike mechanic. A good tune-up will mean that your bike will be safe on the road. Your bike mechanic may have some great suggestions regarding the maintenance of your bike.