Wash and Lube Your Bike Like a Pro

A clean bike is a happy and efficient bike. Keeping your bike clean will not only help it ride better but will also make it last longer. You can lose as much as 10% of your power due to a dirty and rusty chain. Your clean chain, cassette, and chain rings will wear longer, and you will enjoy cleaner, crisper shifting. Follow these easy steps for keeping your bike clean and sparkly. Before you get started you will need to get together a couple of things. You will need:

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Flat Repair – Clincher Tire

Everyone will have a flat tire at one time or another, so as a cyclist it is your duty to be prepared for when it occurs. Removing and repairing a punctured tube is much easier than you think, and after a little instruction and some practice you will be able to do it with no problem.

Here’s what you need to do:

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Flat Repair – Tubular Tire

Much like the clincher tire system, you still need to be prepared for a mishap or puncture on the road with your tubular tires. Keep in mind this system is uniquely different and requires a different approach to the repair or roadside replacement.

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