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What’s Causing Our Current Bike Shortage?

April 15, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As an avid cyclist, you might have noticed that it has become increasingly challenging to find bikes over the past year. Thus, it’s likely that you are wondering – why is it hard to find bikes? The perplexing bike shortage began roughly a year after the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Many people and even market experts had never predicted that such a thing could happen. Bikes are relatively simple machines whose manufacturing can quickly be ramped up or slowed down depending on demand. However, this bike shortage is very peculiar. So, why is there a shortage on bicycles? An Unprecedented Rise in Demand After the pandemic started, most people shifted to working from home. Additionally, restrictions on movement were put in... View Article

Getting Back to Riding Outside in Spring

March 25, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Spring in the air can make you all excited and itching to get back outside on the road. After all, the long, cold winter months can be very punishing and limiting for any other activities outside those fit for the season.  One of the things that people definitely look forward to when spring comes is riding their bikes outdoors. It’s a great activity because not only does it make you feel good, feeling the air against your face as you whiz past scenic routes, it also makes for a great cardio exercise. It can be very challenging, too, requiring you to dig deep and muster the willpower to pedal through as you go up an incline, the force of the... View Article

Tips for Maintaining Your Bicycles

March 22, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Just like any machine, your bike needs regular servicing, adjustments, and repairs or upgrades as the years go by. But what should you be looking for? Where are some of the more problematic areas, and how can you ensure you’ll be ready for the road? Let’s take a look at some necessary and beneficial DIY bike repairs and services to keep your bike geared up and ready to go.  Chains and Sprockets When checking your bike, one of the first spots should be the chain. A neglected chain makes pedaling more difficult and can spread rust to your sprockets. It can also break at crucial times, leaving you stranded and walking.  Properly clean and lubricate your chain regularly. When you... View Article

Bike Theft Prevention

March 15, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Owning a bike can be a great option for many people. Not only are bikes fun to ride, but they can provide you with a great form of exercise and an efficient and affordable mode of transportation. While bikes can be a lot of fun to own and a great investment, there is always a risk that your bike could be stolen. While bike theft continues to happen regularly, there are some top tips for preventing bike theft that you could follow to reduce the risk of being a bike theft victim.  Park It Wisely One of the most important tips that you can follow to help prevent bike theft is to park it wisely. One of the mistakes that... View Article

How To Prep Your Bicycle for Spring

March 7, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Now that winter is almost gone, you may wonder, "How do I get my bike ready for spring?" It’s time to start preparing your bike now. Here is a handy checklist of things to do to get your bicycle ready for spring. Do Some Cleaning Spring bicycle maintenance should start with a good cleaning. It will help keep it running smoothly all season. A good wash will remove all the dirt and grime built up over the winter. Wash your frame, chain, and wheels — the whole thing. Use a mild soap and a soft brush to avoid scratching the paint. Inspect Your Tires Check for wear and tear. If your tires are looking bald, it’s time for new ones. The tires should... View Article