Bike Service & Repair
Bicycle Repairs and Maintenance in South Bay
Like vehicles, sometimes bicycles require a tune-up to ensure they are in tip-top shape. You can count on Wheel Away Cycle Center’s service department to fix a flat tire, repair your broken chain, or upgrade your bike’s components, as part of our expert bicycle repairs and maintenance services, whether you bought it here or not. Our staff is equipped with the necessary tools and know-how to get the job done right. You can rest assured that we’ll check your bike from top to bottom and get you back on the trails again as quickly and as safely as possible!
How to Take Care of Your Bike: Helpful Bike Maintenance Tips
If you take good care of your bike, it should provide you with years of enjoyment. Maintaining your bike will also help you save on costly repairs. Here are some helpful bike maintenance tips:
Watch Your Tires
It’s important to make sure your tires remain at a good pressure to risk your chances of puncturing them or not having enough tread on them when roads are wet and slick.
Keep It Clean
Keeping your bike clean does wonders for prolonging the lifespan of your bike. In the winter, the corrosive salts found on the roads can damage your bike’s components. We recommend adding a light lubricant to your bike’s gears and chain while cleaning it off with a sponge and hot, soapy water.
Lubricate Your Chain
Squeaking chains are more than just an annoyance – they’re the sign of unnecessary friction being created between your bike’s cassette and chain that can wear both components out over time. Keep your chains well-lubricated to avoid friction.
Examine Your Brakes
Nobody wants to be on a bike that suddenly doesn’t want to stop. If your brakes feel grittier or you notice a screeching sound when braking, it’s time to get them checked for your safety and that of others on the road.
Check Your Cables
Over time, your cables will wear and cause you difficulties stopping or changing gears. Be on the lookout for fraying cables or corrosion every few months or maybe more frequently if you ride a lot.
Minor Adjustments and Major Overhauls
From minor adjustments to major overhauls, we promise to have your bike back to you in almost no time at all. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for service – we’re open seven days a week for your convenience!