Riding it hard and putting it away wet

It’s not going to fall apart if you leave it in the garage for the winter (please don’t store your bike outside) but it’s also not going to get better.

Dirt is the enemy. It becomes an abrasive and wears down parts.
You put a lot of dirt and grime on your bike this year.
And lubrication wears out. And things stretch.

Sure, you can get your bike serviced in the spring when the nice weather prompts you to pull it out of the basement. And pay full price. And wait three weeks for a tune-up. Everyone will have had the same idea.

Or you can bring your bike in now.
Get a deal.
And get it done in a week.

And we still offer scheduled same-day tune-ups for commuters.

And winter tune-ups for the hardy who keep riding.

First snow 2011

The leaves are lovely…
until they get wet.

Then they become dangerously slippery.
Watch yourself out there.

Just like a car, but worse, your stopping distance becomes greater when wet.
Go slower.
Slow down well before intersections.

Watch the corners and brake carefully.
Having your rear tire slip is disconcerting.
If your front tire slips, you fall over.

In the wet your wheel rims and brake pads pick up much more grit.
You can hear it.
It degrades braking and wears your rims and pads.
Wipe your rims and pads when you get home from a wet ride.

And get your brake pads replaced if needed.
We remain open through the season. Need some lights?