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With spring around the corner, it's time to get your bike road-ready. This clinic teaches how to check your bike over and make sure it's in the shape you want, from tires to brakes to cables to ...

With spring around the corner, it's time to get your bike road-ready. This clinic teaches how to check your bike over and make sure it's in the shape you want, from tires to brakes to cables to drivetrain. This hands-on event on road riding and preventative maintenance will save you time and energy in the short run, preventing flats, injury, and creating more time for you on the road.

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  • ROAD READY CLINIC
    Welcome
    How to get road-ready:
    7.15p Miguel Stop and go
    7.30p Dave Power, movement
    7.45p Break Q&A time
    8.00p Emily Road riding tips& Chris
  • READY : YOUR TIRES
    Miguel
    What you are looking for:
    Look for cracks and cuts, debris
    Dry rot
    Check bead/sidewall
    Inflate to recommended tire pressure (PSI)
  • READY : YOUR BRAKES
    Miguel
    What you are looking for:
    Check for wear (wear line)
    Glazing
    Dry
  • READY : YOUR CABLES
    Miguel
    What you are looking for:
    Rust and corrosion
    Fraying on the cable or housing
  • READY : YOUR DRIVETRAIN
    Dave V
    Give it the once over
    Check for visible surface rust
    Clean and lube it
    Shift the gears
  • READY : YOUR BEARINGS
    Dave V
    Where parts move
    In headset
    In cranks
    In hubs
  • READY : YOUR BOLTS
    Dave V
    Where parts connect
    Stem
    Handlebars
    Seatpost
    Brake and shift levers
    Quick releases (seat, wheels)
  • ROAD READY RIDING
    Emily & Chris
    When you ride:
    Always stop at red lights
    Ride with direction of traffic(no “salmoning”)
    Bikes go on the road, not on the sidewalk
  • ROAD READY RIDING
    Emily & Chris
    What you need for the road:
    Lights (front and rear)
    Bell
    Helmet
  • ROAD READY RIDING
    Emily & Chris
    Best practices for riding:
    When to shift
    Keep a tube and levers on you
    Pump your tires to the right PSI
    When locking your bike, lock the frame, wheels and seat
    Take your lane, stay a safe distance from car doors
  • AND NOW: GO RIDE!
    Thanks for joining us
    Upcoming rides (event calendar)
    8am Sundays – shop rides
    Montauk Century
    SIDS & SIGS (NYCC)
    TimesUp on Fridays