Bike Maintenance

  • Big Ride Final Prep Repair Event 2018

    Big Ride Final Prep Repair Event 2018You're busy getting ready for RAGBRAI. Final training rides. Tent pulled out from the closet. Air mattress patched. Last checks of the packing list. … But is your bike ready?

    We don't want you to break down at the side of the road during the big ride. You don't want to break down.

    Kyle and staff are up for a challenge, and will be doing while-you-wait repairs at the shop on Saturday, July 14th from noon to 5:00 p.m.
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  • It's Easy to Clean Your Bike Chain

    by Katherine A. Roccasecca

    It's easy to clean your bike chain with a chain cleaning toolA clean and lubricated bike chain won't make any noise. If your chain is squeaking or sounding gritty, that means you are both wasting energy and wearing out your chain. Since it's easy to clean your bike chain (and kinda fun, too), just find a few minutes and get it done!

    We'll tell what you need and describe how to do it. Then, you may be surprised how much easier it is to ride your bike!

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  • Is Your Bike Ready for Triathlon?

    Is your bike ready for triathlon?In your training, you've perfected your swim stroke, improved your watts, and steadily increased your run miles. Now you are ready for the big day. But, is your bike ready for triathlon?

    The bike leg has the most equipment, and therefore, the most opportunity for something unexpected to go wrong.  With a bit of regular maintenance and attention to detail, your bike can be as ready as you are.

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  • Serfas Folding Floor Pump FPT-100 Review

    by Nathan Cline

    Serfas Folding Floor PumpThe Serfas Folding Floor Pump FPT-100 compels me to write a review.

    This never happens. Why should I cry out about bike pump? That seems weird, right? But when you find a product that works spectacularly in a variety of situations you take notice, especially if you have been around the block a few times and, no doubt, run up against quite a few flat tires. That has taught me what to look for, or not look for, in a pump. Because I have trashed more than a few floor pumps, I think I can say some words about a good product.
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  • Recommended Winter Bike Maintenance

    by Nathan Cline

    Nathan does winter bike maintenanceWinter is a great time of year to catch up on bike maintenance. As a racerly-type rider, I don't like to be without any particular bike for very long at all during peak season or make any big changes to my bikes. But in winter, I don't mind having major maintenance and upgrade projects done. In fact, it's a great idea to get overhaul work done now so once spring rolls around you'll be ready and confident.

    Let's avoid major mid-season issues or shop wait times and get on top of all those things that can prevent future wear and tear on your bike.

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