We’ve put together a checklist of 6 steps to whip your bike into shape. And don’t worry – these fixes are easy, even if you’re a bit on the mechanically challenged side.
Step 1: Clean
Roughly clean the bicycle frame with a brush before wiping it down with a sponge and lukewarm water and then drying it off. If your bike is caked with dirt, try using a high-pressure cleaner at a distance of at least 30cm. Dirt caught in the chain is best removed with a designated chain cleaner.
Easy Clean (Chain cleaner, 500ml)
Bike Cleaning Kit
CHF 49.–MSRP 76.–1
Chain cleaning kit CG-2.2 (Chain cleaner, Chain cleaner, Ritzelreiniger)
K 2 Premium Car CH-Version (1400W)
Hochdruckreiniger „K2 Premium Car“ mit Reinigungsmitteltank. Für leichtere Verschmutzungen an Fahrrädern, Gartenwerkzeugen oder Gartenmöbeln. Mit Waschbürste, Schaumdüse und Car Shampoo.
Step 2: Grease
Particularly the suspension fork, shock absorbers, break and shift cables as well as the chain and driving parts need to be greased. As regards the last two, less is more. So use the chain oil sparingly. Your best bet is to run the chain through a dry cloth after you’ve oiled it. To refresh those colours and make your trusted bike shine, apply a protective spray – it preserves bicycle parts and acts as a water-repellent.
Dry Power (Chain oil, 100ml)
Bike Ausgabe 04/16: Sieger Preis/Leistung
Suspension fork deo
Bike Shine (300ml)
Step 3: Screws
Check the screws on the handlebars, stem, cranks and chain rings and tighten them if required. If you have a carbon bike, you should pay particular attention to the torque. Make sure to check all other moveable parts, too.
CHF 22.90MSRP 29.911
Allen wrench set
CHF 144.–MSRP 159.–1
SK-1 Starter Set (11x)
Step 4: Pump
Check your tire pressure – the ideal pressure is usually indicated on the tire in Bar/PSI. Pump the tires if required. Also make sure to check the suspension fork and shock absorber pressure.
CHF 45.–MSRP 49.901
Joe Blow Sport II (Black, Yellow)
Exakte und langlebige Pumpe mit praktischen Ventiladaptern!
CHF 24.30MSRP 26.901
Micro Shock fork/shock pump
Step 5: Brakes
Check the brake power and sensitivity of the brakes. If the brake power is unsatisfactory, the brake pads may have to be replaced. Weak disc brakes means the brakes may have to be vented.
See all brake pads
CHF 39.20MSRP 49.–1
Avid ventilation kit (120ml)
CHF 24.30MSRP 31.901
Bremszugset MTB SZ Bremszugset MTB schwarz
CHF 9.05MSRP 11.901
Dura-ace R55c4 (Shimano, Rubber)
Step 6: Lights
Is the front and backlight still working? You may have to replace the batteries or the light itself. If your bike has a good old-fashioned dynamo system, check the light cables if one of the lights is not working.
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EGO (20lm, 10lm)
Stilvolles und minimalistisches Design in vielen Farben! Der Akku kann per USB-Anschluss aufgeladen werden.
CHF 39.–MSRP 46.901
Beetle Twinpack (10lm, 1.60lm)
Klein, zuverlässig und unkompliziert in der Handhabung.
CHF 108.–MSRP 119.–1
Macro Drive / Micro Drive (400lm, 70lm)
Equipped for small emergency repairs
No matter how well prepared your bike is for the start of the season, you may still have to carry out the odd emergency repair at a later stage. For this reason, it is best to have a repair kit with all basic tools in your saddle bag. More advanced hobby mechanics should also consider equipping their bike with a hand pump and a replacement inner tube.
CHF 5.55MSRP 6.501
CHF 49.50MSRP 54.901
Survival Tool Wedge Pack II (Saddle bag, 1.25l, Black)
CHF 38.20MSRP 44.901
Alloy Drive M (Black)
CHF 9.30MSRP 10.901
Sv17 (28", 1.13 - 1.75 ", Presta valve)
CHF 53.90MSRP 59.901
Alien 3 (25x, Black, Green)