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Check Before Riding
Before riding, it is very important to check the condition of the bicycle, which is often forgotten. Therefore, before riding, remember to do the following checks:
1. Check the tightness of quick release and screws in the main parts
a. Check if the handlebar and handle stem bolts are loose.
b. Check if there are cracks in the seat tube and the seat post is locked tightly.
c. Check if the front and rear wheel quick release locks the tires tightly.
d. Check if the crank bolts and the pedal bolts are locked tightly.
2. Brake checking
a. Check if the brake pads is severely worn.
b. Hold the brake lever tightly and check if the caliper moves flexibly with the cable moving.
c. Rotate the front and rear wheels respectively and check if any rubbing problem exist between the brake pads and the brake disc.
d. Hold the brake and check if the brake pad can firmly hold the brake disc and stop the running wheel.
3. Bowl set checking
Grasp the two brake lever and push the bike back and forth. If there is any shaking gap, it indicates that the bowl set needs to be adjusted and the bolt needs to be tightened.
4. Tire checking
a. Check if the tire severely wear and rubber aging.
b. Check if foreign objects and cuts on the surface of the tire.
c. Rotate the front and rear wheel and check if there is a serious problem of wheel deviation.
d. Check if the tire pressure is sufficient ( press the tire by hand).
e. Check if the spokes for any looseness or breakage.
5. Shifter and derailleur checking
Lift rear wheel, rotate the crank and press the shifter to increase or decrease the gears. Check if the rear derailleur can switch smoothly.