1. Check your tyre pressure – Getting a puncture is not something that you want along the way. Either too high or too low pressure can cause puncture, so be sure the pressure is right. The recommended pressure depends on the manufacturers guide lines, so follow them and check the tyres regurarly.
2. Check your brakes – To have your brakes in a perfect working order is absolutely essential. Be sure the cables are lubricated (so the brakes work nice and smooth), the pads are aligned and also have enough braking surface left on them. If there’s any contamination (such as oil or dirt) on the pads or the rims be sure to clean them both.Change your pads if the contamination cannot be cleand or the pads are too worn.
3. Keep your chain clean and lubricated – If you keep your chain clean it will surely work better and will also last longer. Always be sure you don’t oil your cahin unless it has been cleaned first and also use lubricant recommened to the weather condition that you ride in.
4. Check your gears – To be able to change gears without any hassle is important. Be sure the gears on your bike work well. If there’s any adjustemt needs to be done make sure you carry it out immediately becuase rattling gears could cause you frustrated moments.
5. Store your bike the right way – Storing your bike is also an important factor. Choose a dry place and don’t expose itt o damp and wet conditions. If you store your bike this way you can reduce the amount of maintenance required.