How Can I Keep my Bicycle in Top Shape?

Diagonal pliers, or other types of wire cutters, are useful tools for bicycle maintenance.
Sandpaper can be used to remove rust from your bicycle.
Allen wrenches, wrenches, screwdrivers and tire levers are common bicycle repair tools.
Allen key set, like those used to repair a bicycle.
Screwdrivers and hammers are basic tools that may be used to repair or maintain a bike.
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  • Last Modified Date: 28 November 2014
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The good news is that nearly everybody is skilled enough to keep their bicycle in top shape, even if they know next to nothing about bicycle repair. Most bicycle repairs are easy and can be done in less than 30 minutes, using very few tools. Even better, there are a lot of things you can do to keep your bicycle in top shape and to prevent surprises along the way. Here are some things you can do to keep you bicycle running smoothly.


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I remember when lightweight ten speed bicycles were popular, some riders used to install heavy duty hooks into a wall and hang their bikes up between rides. One concern was that constant contact with the ground could weaken the tires over time.

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