Professional cyclists have their bikes tuned up and cleaned before every race. They know the value of having their bike clean and functioning at it’s full potential. So does this apply to the average cyclist? Absolutely! There is nothing like riding a bike that brakes quickly, shifts properly, and pedals smoothly, not to mention one that is CLEAN! You may have an older bike that has sentimental value to you or just don’t want to spend the money on a new bike. The good news is, with a little bit of money, you can get your existing bike running like new by replacing a few part on it that are vital to good performance.
Here at PK’s Bike Shop, we offer a full service tune up that gets your bike in tip-top shape!
In this video from the Global Cycling Network, Simon Richardson goes through a short procedure that gets his bike running like new. In the video he stresses the importance of replacing parts that are consistently being used while riding.
- Bottom Bracket
- Handlebar Tape or Grips
As you can see from the list, these are the parts that get the most wear and tear over time. To keep your bike from feeling “tired”, replacing the “drive train” and a few other items can help you feel like you are riding a new bike!