Know Your Basic Bike Repairs

Enjoying a safe and satisfying bike ride is easier when your equipment is in good repair. Fortunately, maintaining your bike well is not a difficult skill to pick up. Top 10 Bike Fixes has a great list of basic repairs with detailed instructions on how to do them.

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Here are a few skills to start with:

  1. Fix a flat / punctured tire.
  2. Adjust the brakes.
  3. Replace the chain.