As any experienced cyclist will tell you, a little bicycle maintenance goes a long way, literally. It only takes a few minutes to ensure you’re not stranded far from home with a mechanical problem. Here’s a few tips and tricks to help you keep your rig looking and working beautifully as you join us for cycling in Italy:
As you know, your beautiful new carbon fiber frame won’t stay “dealership” new forever. The realities of wear and tear won’t be absent as you take your new steed for its first or 100th ride of the season. Wiping down your bike after every ride won’t be enough to get rid of the dirt and debris that can accumulate in those hard to reach places.
Just because you’ve gotten all the dirt off your bike doesn’t mean it will run like new. Have you ever tried drive a car without any motor oil? A good clean chain with adequate lubrication will help you stay off the side of the road with a chain or derailleur issue.
Whether you’re in the States or cycling in Tuscany with our team, we want to ensure you’re going to have a safe and enjoyable ride. Never take shortcuts with bicycle maintenance. If you notice something wrong with your ride that you don’t know how to fix, seek help from your local bicycle professional.
A quality maintained bicycle will yield an excellent and enjoyable ride. We look forward to having you riding with us in Italy at Cycle Bella Italia! Buon viaggio!!!