Bicycle Mechanics Getting Dirty

It’s true! Bicycle Mechanics are getting dirty because they’re working more and more. Most of the 50 states are starting to experience Spring. If you’re a Bike Mechanic, you know what this means, the next two months will start to get busier.

If your bike hasn’t been ridden all winter, first, shame on you! There’s no excuse for not riding! Anyhow, if you want to do your own adjustments or repairs check the following.

1. Tire pressure. Fill em’ up! Replace worn out or cracked tires.
2. Lube your chain. Nothing says love to a bike more than lubing it up.
3. Dust it off and clean it. Get some silicone spray and make that frame shine!
4. Clean out your hydration pack.
5. This step is for the mechanically inclined. Do a performance tune on your bike, this included derailleur adjustments, cable lube, brake adjustments, repack your bearings and a lube job. When I do this, I take my whole bike apart. You need to make sure you have the proper tools.

If step 5 is too much for ya, take your bike to get some TLC from your LBS Mechanic. They’ll take care of ya! Now keep in mind, a good tune up can easily cost you up to $65 and a service like step #5 can cost up to $90.

Now go on….get on your bike and ride!

RL Policar

RL Policar is an avid mountain biker and the Editor In-Chief of and Between the two sites, he's published well over 4,000 articles (and growing).