How often do bikes need tune ups?

A basic bike tune up includes checking and adjusting the shifters, cables, the front and rear derailleurs. Adjusting these parts will result in precise shifting, quiet and noiseless derailleurs. Click to see full answer What should I look for in a bike tune up? Inspect the frame for cracks or serious dents that are more than just cosmetic. Specific areas to look at are the joints particularly around the head tube and bottom bracket. If there are any cracks, even if it looks like it's just paint, take the bike to your local bike shop to be looked at by […]

How long should a bike last?

A properly maintained bike should last the lifetime of the owner. I have seen people using bikes for more than 20 years or so. However, the manufacturer may not support the bike for that period. You may have to source the spare parts from the third party providers. Click to see full answer Can I use my bike after 20 years? A fitness test will be expected of all bike owners whose ride is more than 20 years old. As long as the bike is registered for personal use, you are good to go. After the first 15 years, people […]

How long does a patched bike tube last?

How long does a patched tire last? Like with plugs, patches are said to last from seven to ten years or for the rest of the life of the tire. Again, this tire may not last if the installation goes poorly or there are issues with the location of the hole. Click to see full answer Is it worth it to patch a bike tire? Overall, patching is cheaper and better for the environment than replacing your tube, so I recommend it for most situations. However, there are some flats that cannot be patched. If the hole is near the […]

How often should an electric bike be serviced?

Service Schedules How often and far you ride will affect how often your bike will require servicing, for most people this interval will be between six months to a year, providing the bike hasn't sustained any damage whilst in use. Click to see full answer Are e bikes high maintenance? Compared to a traditional bike, an e-bike is heavier, stronger and more complex, so you have a few additional maintenance considerations: Make sure your bike shop is experienced with your type of e-bike. Have the shop inspect and tune your bike yearly, or twice a year if you ride regularly. […]