Bike Maintenance: What to Check Before Riding

Be sure to double check your tires, brake pads, chain and handlebars while performing bike maintenance.

October 2014

By Dave Glowacz

 Urban Bikers Tricks and Tips Cover


Whether you are buying your first bicycle, your twentieth bicycle, or you’re getting your old bike out of storage, Dave Glowacz provides the tips for riders of all ages and levels of experience in Urban Bikers’ Tricks and Tips (Wordspace Press, 2010). This excerpt, which explains the ways to get rid of riding soreness and choosing a better, more comfortable seat, is from Chapter 2, “Maintenance Basics.”