We suggest taking your bike in to your local mechanic at the start of every season for a tune up. Having a professional look your bike over will ensure there are no underlying mechanical issues that will impact your riding. A yearly tune up will result in a ton of time, money, and frustration saved in the long run.
Dirt and grime from the road will naturally accumulate on your bicycle through everyday riding. Keeping your bike clean protects the frame and components from premature corrosion and wear. A simple wipe down every 3-4 week with a damp cloth and cleaning solutions will do wonders for the health of your bicycle, and keep it looking stylish! We suggest a solution of watered down Simple Green cleaner - simply spray your bike down, and wipe it with a cloth or cut up old t-shirt.
Tires will naturally lose pressure over time. And riding on under-inflated tires can lead to pinched inner-tubes, as well as premature wear on your tires and rims. If you're cycling regularly, we suggest topping off your tires once a week. If you don't have a pump at home, most local shops will have a pump that's available for public use. Just be sure to ask first!
The chain is the most important component of your bike. A healthy chain leads to a smooth and quiet ride. It's important to keep your chain clean, and lubricated, especially if you're riding in the rain. We suggest using a Teflon based chain lube once every 2-3 weeks.
At Brooklyn Bicycle, we're always available to provide support regarding any technical questions you might have about your bike. Our network of over 500 partner shops across the country also ensures you'll have the support you need no matter the issue. If you're experiencing an issue with your bike, reach out to us, and we'll help you work towards a solution