Your bike can feel like it’s an extended part of you with enough riding. Every scratch and scuff carry a memory (mainly distressing), while every other imperfection is evidence of its use.
Yet, over time your bike may seem and may begin to feel like an old dog. Like you recall them doing things may not work and you’ll probably begin lusting after something glossy and new. That is not always the only response.
However, here are a few easy methods to bring new life to your beloved ride, and keep those family relationships complete.
Get A Tune-Up:-
It’s not the time to put your DIY skills to the test unless you know exactly what you’re doing. It is required to check your breaks, fill the tires and lube the chains. You need to get the second-hand bike up to snuff first in order to flourish the life that is hidden in them.
Replace your contact points:-
It’s generally said that handles or fresh bar tape bring immediate youth into a bike. It’s also important to not ignore your other touch points too.
You’ll find the saddles worn, and so do foam and shell will lose its shape, firmness, and support it once offered. If there are significant creases in the cover, or your saddle is collapsing in the middle, then it’s likely the time to get yourself a new perch.
Get new rubber:-
Just recall it that when did you replace your tires previously? Have they started showing small cuts throughout or are starting to get a flat center, if they are on road bike? In the case of mountain bike, side knobs need to be checked that whether they are still intact or showing tearing at the edges?
The rubber in your tires will become harder over time, beyond the obvious wear signs. If you’re upgrading to something better then instead of a fresh set nothing can bring your bike back to the new life.
Don’t always be afraid of the things that are not easily visible to you. Hubs, bottom bracket and headset are mostly hidden in the bikes.
The good news is that “sealed bearings” are used in many modern bikes, these bearings are also known as “cartridge bearings”. The best solution is to replace them when they feel rough or form play. Unfortunately, you may need some specialist tools depending on how they are installed.
These minor but effective changes would help you bring new life to your old and worn out bike.