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Do you ever have those days that you walk into your bike room or storage area to feel over whelmed? You simply want to ride your bike, but over the winter you have neglected your bike. Hung it up wet, wore down the chain, you need a new cassette, your rear brake is dragging and needs bled, and so forth.

That’s how I feel today. I walk into my garage, which is filled with bikes mind you, and realize I have a ton to do. Multiple bikes need washed, my new Ridley Orion needs cables adjusted, there is a Karate Monkey half built, a Pugsley that needs cleaned and transported to a shop for demo, two bikes that need sold and a few boxes in the middle that need shipped back to their home.

Spring is calling and all I want to do is ride

I think that is a fact for everyone that reads this here bloggie. Do yourself and your bikes a favor and don’t neglect them. Take a moment this week and lube your chain, check your tire life and maybe do a quick tune up. If you don’t have the skill or time, right now is a good time to take the bikes to the shop for service before the spring rush hits!

 

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Bike Shop Girl has over 12 years of bicycle industry experience and hands on knowledge. Hoping to empower women and others on the bike so they too can feel the freedom and power that two wheels can give someone.

3 Comments

  1. i’m way ahead of you… got that done, but shopping for my new (and first) road bike. I’m so excited, but not sure what to buy. got my eye the the ruby.

  2. So, yeah. I have bikes that need to be torn down and overhauled. Especially one that has been on trips to Rays Milwaukee that has seen snow and salt highway driving while on the back of my vehicle. However, it is very nice here now so I ride it anyways.

  3. Very good reminder! I also tend to forget to charge my batteries for bike lights until it is too late.

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