Let’s start with the essentials. You need to carry tools and equipment to fix a flat tire: Tire levers, spare tube, and a pump or CO2 cartridge.
Riding in Juneau means riding in the rain, especially if you are commuting. The wet weather means more grime on the derailleurs, chain and the frame. Taking the time to routinely clean your bike is time well spent, ultimately prolonging the useful life of your bike.
In our wet Juneau environment, our bikes need a little more TLC than those ridden in dry weather. Regular maintenance involving cleaning, greasing and lubricating is important. Chains, cables, seat posts, nuts and bolts will show evidence of rust quickly unless we keep them lubed or greased. A quick rule of thumb is: if it …
Contrary to popular belief, you should never use WD-40 to lube your bike chain. Here’s why.