Like it or not, winter is on it's way. Now is the time to prepare you bike for whatever winter throws at it.
Step One: Get it serviced if it hasn't been done for a while. You want to be sure your brakes, gears and tyres are in good order.
Step Two: Clean the chain thoroughly and re lube it with a robust chain lube, We use TF2's Performance all condition lube. Then dust the outside of the chain with a protector. We use Scottoiler's ultimate bike solution.
Step Three: Clean the frame and components with a bike cleaner, we use Muc-Off. You may need to use a de-greaser for the more oily parts.
Step Four: Once the frame is dry, coat it with a protector. We use Scottoiler's ultimate bike solution. You can also use GT85 or TF2 but be careful to avoid the rims if you use these.
Step Five: Make sure your rims are clean. You can wipe them over with a damp cloth or clean them with a brush and warm soapy water to get the dried on brake dust. This will greatly improve you stopping ability. If you have disc brakes you can remove the pads to clean them and clean the rota. Make sure you user an approved disc brake cleaner.
Step Six: Keep it clean! Don't let your bike disappear under grime, clean it regularly or take it to a shop and get them to clean it for you. If you look after your bike it will look after you!
If you need more in depth advice please feel free to give us a call or drop an e mail or even pop in for a chat.