Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Mad Scientist chzman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Seven Hills, WI
    My Bikes
    Dean TI fixie... Viner ProComp... NEXT pink sparkely!
    Posts
    1,156
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Pre-ride inspection/tune-up?

    Just wondering what everyone does for a pre-ride check up? Anything special?

  2. #2
    Videre non videri
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    My Bikes
    1 road bike (simple, light), 1 TT bike (could be more aero, could be lighter), 1 all-weather commuter and winter bike, 1 Monark 828E ergometer indoor bike
    Posts
    3,202
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I...
    Check cables/wires.
    Test both brakes.
    Look at the tyres and feel them to check pressure.
    Briefly inspect the chain and related bits.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    232
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just make sure that I have 110 pounds air in my tires. I make sure to do a thorough post ride after each ride, which is clean-lube chain to remove clung on grime then use Meguiar's finishing spray to clean the frame of grime as well.

  4. #4
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Home alone
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
    Posts
    6,021
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I ride every day. I squeeze the front tire and then the back tire. Then i get on the bike and go. (providing they are both aired up.)

  5. #5
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I check the quick releases.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Sebach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    My Bikes
    Surly Long Haul Trucker
    Posts
    325
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    At home, I usually check pretty good before I head out for a ride, so it gets a pretty close inspection then. However, when I lock up at school or downtown, I don't really get down on hands and knees to give a pre-ride check but usually:

    1. Check tire pressure (maybe someone let my tires out).
    2. Glance at F+R quick releases (maybe somebody really does not like me).
    3. Test brakes (give em a squeeze, maybe I gave someone a bad look)
    4. Give a quick drop test (see if my rear derailleur falls off- if it does, look around to see who's laughing).

  7. #7
    Huachuca Rider webist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    My Bikes
    Fuji CCR1, Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    4,274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Petty much just check brakes and air. I'm pretty picky about pressure though so I normally attach the pump before a ride.
    Just Peddlin' Around

  8. #8
    Senior Member skydive69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Seminole, FL
    My Bikes
    Guru Geneo, Specialized Roubaix Pro, Guru chron 'alu, Specialized Sequoia
    Posts
    2,258
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by chzman
    Just wondering what everyone does for a pre-ride check up? Anything special?
    I ride almost daily, and I clean and lube my bike after every ride. I inspect the tires, and scrub down the tread lest their be any little items quietly lurking ready to cause me grief on the next ride.
    www.brokennecktobrokenrecords.com

  9. #9
    Mad Scientist chzman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Seven Hills, WI
    My Bikes
    Dean TI fixie... Viner ProComp... NEXT pink sparkely!
    Posts
    1,156
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What does everyone use to clean the drivetrain with?

  10. #10
    Senior Member skydive69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Seminole, FL
    My Bikes
    Guru Geneo, Specialized Roubaix Pro, Guru chron 'alu, Specialized Sequoia
    Posts
    2,258
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by chzman
    What does everyone use to clean the drivetrain with?
    Degreasers, cassette brushes, chain cleaning devices, rags used between cogs like floss, and careful lubing with Pedro's (dry lube) which seems to not attract dirt.
    www.brokennecktobrokenrecords.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •