How to Take Care of Your Bike After Storage

If you’ve been storing your bike at your trusted Lafayette storage location, chances are it’s going to need a little love when you finally decide to take it out of storage. If you have an itch to pull your bike out of storage and hit the open road, we highly suggest reading our tips first so that you can make sure your bike is ready to go.

Make Sure It’s Clean

If you’re bike has been sitting in your Lafayette storage location, it may be just a little dusty. Now is the perfect time to give it a thorough cleaning. Lightly rinse from top to bottom before scrubbing down with a soft bristled brush and warm, soapy water. Relube the chain if needed and gently dry your bike with a soft towel.

Inspect the Wheels

You won’t be able to enjoy your bike ride if the wheels aren’t working properly so this should be one of the first things you look at. Look for dents and damage and spin each wheel individually to ensure that things are working smoothly. If your wheels don’t easily spin, take your bike into your local bike shop for repairs.

Test the Brakes

It’s also extremely important to make sure you brakes are working because faulty brakes are a safety hazard to you and others around you. Check out the brake pads to make sure they aren’t too worn down and check both the front and back brakes to make sure they are working. If you notice an issue, have a professional take a look at them right away.

Fill Your Tires

Now is a good time to fill your tires with air even if you’re pretty sure they don’t need it. Pumping air into your tires should be done with every bike inspection so that you have peace of mind in knowing that they are as full as can be. This will also help you locate any holes or tears that may need to be replaced.

Your Lafayette storage solution hopes these tips help you take the best possible care of your bike. Have fun riding and as always, stay safe!

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