Cold weather can be tough on bike riders.
With the cold weather setting in, it’s important to keep your bike running smoothly.
The cold weather can cause things like brakes and levers to freeze, tires to go flat and more. With a little maintenance now, you’ll be able to enjoy riding your bike all season long.
Here’s how to keep it running smoothly and prevent any major accidents that could end up costing you a lot of money.
Tips for Keeping Your Bike Running Well in Cold Weather
Biking is an activity that many people enjoy in the summertime. Some people also enjoy biking in the wintertime, but there are some things you must do to make sure your bike stays well-maintained.
Bikes should be stored properly when not in use, to keep them free of moisture and covered with a tarp or other waterproof material to protect them. If you plan on biking during the winter, it’s important to inspect your bike before you go out on a ride for any cracks or damages that could affect your safety.
Check the chain and brakes for any rust and apply a little grease to help them run smoother and last longer.
We all know that keeping your tires at the right pressure is a good idea. But, since most people don’t check the pressure until it’s too late, winter tire inflation is a great idea. This can help you avoid potholes and other hazards.
If you live in an area with constant cold weather, it’s still possible to ride your bike throughout the year by making these adjustments and with your friend WD-40.
Maintenance Using WD-40
Biking in winter can be a little treacherous. It’s cold, snowy, and slippery. But there are some things you can do to help make your winter biking experience safer and more enjoyable.
Let’s get right to the point
Using a bucket of water mixed with mild detergent and a sponge, thoroughly clean and dry all surfaces of the bike.
After your bike has dried, spray some WD-40 onto chrome parts and wipe them down with a dry cloth to remove any water residue. This will add an extra layer of protection to your bike.
During the cold months, your bike won’t see much action, which is why you need to coat all the internal components with WD-40. WD-40 displaces moisture, which prevents the accumulation of moisture inside the bike
Check the chain cables and controls to make sure everything is properly lubricated for the dry winter air. Spray generously with WD-40 as needed. Remove the spark plugs and add oil to the holes.
Lastly, inspect the bike for any rust or areas that may be vulnerable to rust and spray on a small amount of WD-40 in those areas. Be sure to only spray on these areas, and not the engine area. Let that sit for 10 minutes before wiping.
In addition to removing the rust, WD-40 also prevents rust buildup in the future.
You should also take your bike for a short spin from time to time, or at least run the engine regularly.
Just follow these simple steps and you can have your bike withstand harsh winter conditions.
Preparing the Right Winter Bike Gear
Preparing the right winter bicycle gear requires you to take into consideration a number of factors. You can always wear warm clothes and dress in layers, but what you wear on your feet and hands is just as important.
When preparing for winter, it is important to have the right gear for riding a motorcycle. Motorcycle riders need to be prepared for cold and snow conditions. This gear will help them ride more safely and comfortably in the winter.
Motorcycle riders need to invest in proper protection from wind and snow. They should also think about wearing appropriate clothing that won’t trap any heat or restrict movement. Other safety features that motorcycle riders should consider are heated grips, heated jackets, and heated pants.
Winter bike gear not only makes riding a safer experience but also a more comfortable one as well.
Bike riders don’t have to worry about any major accidents this winter if they take care of their bike now!
Behold, Winter is Coming!