Regular bike maintenance is really important to keep your bike in top condition; it's recommended that it's done every 4-6 months. The gears, wheels, brakes and general wear and tear are the most important things to check.
Watch how bike maintenance is done by the experts and get some tips on what to look out for in this how to video.
A clean bike is a happy bike! As well as making sure you're ready for posing outside the café, properly cleaning your bike will make components last longer and work better. Bike cleaning products are specially developed to be much kinder to your machine where it's needed, and can cut through grease and dirt too!
Bikes have a lot of moving parts, and all of these need to be lubricated to keep working as they should! Wheel bearings need different lube to your chain, and so on, and having the right type of bike lube for each application means your bike will be running like clockwork.
It might sound like a small change, but having the right pressure in your tyres can make the biggest difference to your ride! If you have a puncture while you're riding, you'll need a portable bike pump to get going again, but it's good to keep a bigger bike pump at home for convenience, too.
A lot of cyclists like to take matters into their own hands when it comes to bike maintenance, and we've got plenty of products to help you in this endeavour. From general spanners and snazzy multi-tools to complete tool boxes, you'll never have a problem looking for a specific piece of kit.
Unfortunately, punctures are an unavoidable part of cycling, so you need to make sure you can fix one while you're out and about! We've got lots of bike puncture repair products to help you get rolling again, and avoid a long walk home!
Repairing a bike becomes a heck of a lot easier when the bike is in a repair stand. Most repair stands can be adjusted so the bike is at the perfect height and angle for you to work on it. No more scrabbling around on the floor can only be a good thing.
The question of where to keep your bike when you're not using it is answered with a few choice words: rack, stand and holder. We have them all depending on how you'd like to store your one or many bikes, keeping them out of the way and safe from being knocked over.
We also have kickstands if you don't like to run the risk of chipping your bike's paintwork after leaning it upon something.
We have a whole host of care plans which will take bike repairs and maintenance out of your hands and put them into the hands of the pros. Care Plans are available for all members of the family and we'll ensure that your bike is in tip-top condition and raring to go on your next adventure.
If you want to keep your bike in great condition it's a good idea to get some bike maintenance equipment.
We have everything you could need to keep your bike in the best possible shape, from cycling tools like a bike torque wrench or bottom bracket tool, to essential bike repair equipment like bike pumps and puncture repairs kits. Keeping your bike clean doesn't just make it look good as new; it can also make sure that it is performing as well it was designed to.
If you think your bike could do with a little TLC, take a look at the bike cleaning equipment we have from brands such as Muc-Off or Bike Hut. With basic grease remover, bike cleaning brushes and chain cleaners, we have both hobbyists and professionals covered.
Take a look at our bike maintenance equipment above, or visit your local Halfords today.