Tools and Maintenance, in what order
Servicing of your bicycle should be done regularly, at least once a year and be left up to the professionals. Nevertheless, loads of maintenance you can DIY as well as various repairs and keep the cost of servicing to the minimum. Bicycle is a special machine and you will need specialized tools and maintenance equipment.
Three main things you can DIY for your bike are cleaning, repairing, and lubricating.
To start with, a really good idea is to invest in a work stand. It will make your bike accessible from all sides, easing work on all the stages.
For proper maintenance, you will have to make sure that you are taking good care and hygiene of your bike. We recommend regularly cleaning the surface with water, a soft sponge, some washing-up liquid, best a 100% biodegradable bicycle cleaner, and an electric high-pressure bike cleaner after a muddy adventure.
Moving parts, like chain, may require a special cleaning device.
You already may have some tools in your toolbox that can be used as bike tools, but you will definitely need some specialized ones. You can approach the dilemma in a couple of ways. One way about it is buying the tools you may need separately, and the list may include a tire lever, patching kit, various wrenches, chain whip and a cassette tool, chain rivet extractor, and the list goes on…
A good option is to buy a full box of Bicycle Tool Kits since they can be found at affordable prices and include everything a cycling mechanic or a cyclist may need for DIY projects.
There are also Bicycle Multi Tools which are perfect little gadgets to take on the road.
See them as first aid in the mechanic world, they are an irreplaceable item in your cycling bag. It can be a real saver on the go and in any situation for that matter.
Lubrication is crucial for the good functioning of all moving parts of the bike. That means the selection of the right oil or wax for the chain and cassette, and different greases for the headset, hubs, crank, and bottom bracket. The suspension fork and rear shock have their own requirements in special lubricants too. For all these good reasons one should keep in mind to use as much as necessary and as little as possible lubricants.
The bicycle care session can be finished off with some special paint protection sealants or protective wax for all painted parts.
This kind of treatment should keep your bike as new for as long as possible and its performance at its best.
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At Velo Deals you will find a great variety of bike tools to suit all of your needs for repairs and maintenance.
If you have any questions in regard to purchasing your brand-new bike tools and maintenance products - feel free to contact us and we will be more than ready to assist you!