Bike ABC Quick Check

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Saluki Spokes

A is for Air

  • Inflate tires to the pressure listed on the side of the tire
  • Use a pressure gauge to insure proper pressure
  • Check for damage on tires and replace if damaged

B is for Brakes

  • Inspect pads for wear; replace is there is less than 1/4" of pad left
  • Check pad adjustment; make sure they do not rub the tire
  • Look to see that you can fit your thumb between the break lever handlebar when the brakes are squeezed all the way

C is for cranks and chain

  • Pull your cranks away from the bike-if they are loose, tighten the bolt
  • Check your that your chain is free of rust and gunk

Quick is for quick releases

  • Make sure your quick releases are all closed
  • They should all be pointing to the back of the bike, so that they don't get caught on anything

Check is for check it over

  • Take a quick ride to check that is working properly