Saturday, 18 May 2013 06:19
Before each bike ride, you can save yourself some grief by just taking a few seconds to do this 5-point safety check of your bike!
These important checks of the bike could make a big difference between having an enjoyable ride, or not:
1. Wheels – Verify that your wheel skewers (quick releases) are tight.
2. Tires - Check your tires for proper tire pressure. Any tire can loose air pressure – even over night. If the tire pressure is low, use your tire pump to inflate it to proper pressure.
3. Handlebars – Apply a firm twisting motion (or side-to-side pressure) to your handlebars. If they move or rotate, tighten the headset and/or stem or take your bike to the bike shop before riding.
Sunday, 12 May 2013 06:43
Proper chain lubrication is essential to the ongoing operation of your bicycles. How often you lube your chain depends on a variety of factors ranging from mileage, to weather, to road conditions. One thing remains clear, a clean chain is a happy chain. We suggest you clean and lube your chain after you ride. This gives the lubricant a chance to settle into the pins and rollers. Also make sure you dry the outer links so they resist attracting dirt and grime. Roswell Bicycles sells a variety of lubricants that will help you keep your chain clean, quiet and protect your components (chainrings and cassettes).