To ensure that your ride goes without problems it is essential to ensure that your bike is in top condition. Here are some tested suggestions on how to do it:

Oiling bike chains

The bicycle chain is arguably the most technically advanced piece of engineering on a bicycle, but it gets very little respect from some people. Without a chain it would not be possible to have gears, and to be able to go fast as we do we’d still be stuck on big-wheeled Penny Farthings.
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Worn bike chains

Looking after your chain will help it last longer, but at some point it will wear out. Chains don’t actually stretch – the rollers and pins wear out making them loose, so under pressure they are able to move apart. If left unchecked it can accelerate wear on other components. More info here

Tyres

Correctly inflated tyres will last longer and give better performance. More info here

Gears

Most cycles will have derailleur gears and their correct set-up is crucial to an easy ride. More info here

Saddle

This is your most intimate point of contact with your bike and having the right saddle, correctly set up is most important for your comfort and safety. More info here