BASIC BIKE MAINTENANCE

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A well-maintained bike makes for a safer and more enjoyable ride!

Learning to look after your bike is easy and rewarding. It can also help you avoid repairs and keep the moving parts working for longer – saving you money. We have compiled some resources on this page to help you get on your way. If you’re unsure or require further assistance, we recommend paying your local bike shop a visit and getting your bike checked over by an experienced mechanic.

Day-to-day Maintenance of Your Bike: It’s as Easy as A,B,C!

The ABC Bike Check or Air, Brakes, Chain Check takes only a few seconds and will make sure you get the most out of your ride. The video below demonstrates how to perform these three basic checks in a matter of seconds. We recommend completing an ABC Bike Check before every ride.

ABC bike check

🚲 With more of you getting out and on your bike – we recommend a quick ABC maintenance check. Especially if you’re pulling yours out of the shed for the first time in a while! Patrick, from BikeWise, shares with you how to do a quick Air, Brakes and Chain check.

Posted by Transport WA on Sunday, 17 May 2020

Monthly Maintenance: The “M” Check

The “M” Check is a more thorough check, recommended to be completed on an approximately monthly basis (or as required depending on how frequently you are riding).

The “M” Check covers the 5 key areas of your bike: brakes, drivetrain, handlebars, frame and saddle.