Bikes are subject to a lot of wear and tear, through exposure to the elements and general day-to-day use.
This means you can end up spending your money on replacing parts far sooner than you’d like to – or is really necessary.
However, it doesn’t have to be this way. You can do plenty of small maintenance jobs to make the components on your bike last longer.
Whether you’re cycling on a budget or simply want to save some cash, we’ve collated 10 tips and tricks to increase the lifespan of your bike – and we promise they’re not too labour-intensive or time-consuming.
These tips will also help your bike run smoother and make it more fun to ride as a result. 1. Clean your bike
Getting into a regular routine of cleaning your bike will do it wonders. Will Poole / Immediate Media
Cleaning your bike helps keep the components running smoothly and reduces wear, increasing the lifespan of components in the process.We’d recommend cleaning your bike at least once a week in the summer if you’re using it regularly and after every ride in the winter. Consider doing this at the end of your ride before you head back inside to get the job out of the way.Cleaning your bike doesn’t need to be a chore or take too long. Start by wetting the bike with a hose pipe or a bucket and sponge and then clean the chain. While you’re waiting for the degreaser to work its magic (typically […]