- 1 How do I service my mountain bike at home?
- 2 How do I keep my mountain bike in good condition?
- 3 How do you self service a bike?
- 4 What PSI should my mountain bike Tyres be?
- 5 Is it worth fixing up an old mountain bike?
- 6 How can I restore my cycle?
- 7 How can I make my old bike new again?
- 8 How do you groom a mountain bike trail?
- 9 Why do braking bumps form?
- 10 Can I use WD40 on bike chain?
- 11 How often should I oil my bike chain?
- 12 How often should I get my bike tuned up?
How do I service my mountain bike at home?
- Get your drivetrain squeaky clean for spring.
- Make sure derailleur is lined up with chain line.
- Make sure brake disc isn’t scratched up.
- Give your brake levers a pull to check pads.
- Tape and foam for protecting pivots and bearings.
- Test headset bearings by turning handlebars side-to-side.
How do I keep my mountain bike in good condition?
Before Every Ride:
- Check your brakes. Testing them on a downhill is not the time to discover there’s an air bubble trapped in your reservoir.
- Check your shifting.
- Check the fit.
- Check your skewers or thru-axles.
- Inspect your bike.
- Wipe down your suspension stanchions.
- Lube your drivetrain.
How do you self service a bike?
A lot of the basic servicing jobs are easy enough to do yourself:
- Oil and filter change. Your engine oil needs to be changed regularly to ensure engine longevity.
- Air filter.
- Spark plugs.
- Drive chain adjustment.
- Oiling cables, levers and pivots.
- Clutch adjustment.
- Engine idle speed (tick over speed)
- Brake pads.
What PSI should my mountain bike Tyres be?
Proper tire pressure lets your bike roll quickly, ride smoothly, and avoid flats. Narrow tires need more air pressure than wide ones: Road tires typically require 80 to 130 psi (pounds per square inch); mountain tires, 25 to 35 psi; and hybrid tires, 40 to 70 psi.
Is it worth fixing up an old mountain bike?
A department store quality bike is almost never a good repair investment. If the integrity of the frame is compromised, it’s time for a new bike. If the frame is bent, cracked, rusted through, has broken welds, a stuck seatpost or bottom bracket, it’s time for it to be retired.
How can I restore my cycle?
Restore an Old Bicycle
- Step 1: What You’ll Need. The 1st item on the list is of course the bicycle!
- Step 3: Preparing to Prime.
- Step 4: Rust Treatment.
- Step 5: Priming the Metalwork.
- Step 6: Painting Time!
- Step 8: Deliveries and New Parts!
- Step 9: Replacing the Bottom Bracket and Cranks.
- Step 10: The Chain Goes Back On.
How can I make my old bike new again?
5 ways to make your old bike feel new again
- Replace your tyres. Rubber wears out and hardens over time.
- Replace your contact points. It’s commonly said that fresh bar tape or grips bring about immediate youth to a bike.
- Replace your cables.
- Replace your worn chain.
- Replace worn bearings.
- Service your suspension.
How do you groom a mountain bike trail?
There is no need to widen the trail by trimming them to the ground. Simply chopping stalks back so that there is room for a person to ride through and see their line is sufficient. Brush trimming
- Hand clippers.
- Folding saw.
- Pocket chainsaw.
- Folding shovel.
- A first aid kit.
Why do braking bumps form?
Braking bumps are caused by thousands of riders all braking in the same places — generally before turns — and, wow, they beat you up and make your bike hard to control. Option 1: Ride around the bumps. Option 2: Brake before the bumps, then coast through them.
Can I use WD40 on bike chain?
All you need to do is rinse the bike chain to remove any mud and thick dirt. Spray the WD-40 Bike Degreaser onto the surface of your bike chain and give it adequate time to work. On top of that, the WD-40 Bike Degreaser can be used for the cleaning and degreasing of other moving parts as well.
How often should I oil my bike chain?
Chain Lube – Part & Parcel Of Cycling Ideally, chains should be thoroughly cleaned after each and every ride. Unfortunately not many of us have the time to do this, but even a quick wipe with an clean rag can make a huge difference.
How often should I get my bike tuned up?
No matter how often you ride you should give your bike a tune-up at least once a year. Today we’ll learn how to tune up your bike, which I’d recommend doing at least once a year, or even every few months if you ride every day.