How to get your bike fit for spring
A guide to bike maintenance
There is a veritable multitude of advice explaining what you should bear in mind at the beginning of the new season. We spoke to our bike professional Mario and can hereby clarify which measures really need to be taken in spring.
The good news first: Whether an e-bike or a traditional bicycle, the actions required to prepare your own bike for the upcoming rides are the same. After the bike has been stood around for a long time, particularly in winter, it is important to check it thoroughly from top to the bottom, or from the brakes to the tyres.The most important points to check are: Brakes, Gears, Lights, Tyre.
First things first
Do the brakes, chain and gears work?
Regular maintenance is key.
Normally the chain can also do with some oiling after the cold months, so that the bike’s gears change perfectly smoothly again. “Fundamentally, cold temperatures do not damage the chain”, Mario, from the Bründl team, explains. His advice: regular maintenance and cleaning, whatever the weather outside. “If and when the chain has to be replaced is decided by a specialist. There are so-called chain testing machines for this purpose.
Finally relight the darkness
The approaching summer is the best opportunity to experiment with tyre pressure
All screws tightened, bike polished? Then spring can come to the roads, too!
* Clean the bike
* Check the brakes
* Oil the chain & brakes
* Check the lights (don't forget the wires and connectors)
* Check the tyre pressure and pump up the tyres