Basic tips for cycling

Cycling is good for health But it will prove beneficial if we use it in a sound way, with great care of each and every thing. Here we provide some conscious things before cycling.

Basic Bike Check

All ways remember the ABC of cycling

A is for Air

          All ways to remember to check the

  • Inflate tires to the pressure listed on the side of the tire
  • Use a pressure gauge to insure proper pressure
  • Check for damage
  • e on tired and replace if damaged

B stands for Brakes

  • Check pad adjustment; make sure they do not rub the tire
  • Look to see that you can fit your thumb between the brake lever handlebar when the brakes are squeezed all the way

C is for cranks and chain

  • All ways aware about the chain and cranks. Pull your cranks away from the bike – if they are loose, tighten the bolt
  • Check your that your chain is free of rust and gunk

 Quick is for quick releases

  • Make sure your quick releases are all closed. Is there anything to befall you or not.
  • They should all be pointing to the back of the bike, so that they don’t get caught on anything  

Take a quick ride to Check is for check it over

Helmet is also a necessary thing to save from some mishappening. Helmet should be

  •  Right in size to put one on your head without fastening the straps.
  • The front of the helmet should be level and two-fingers width above your eyebrows.
  • Shake your head from side to side: There should only be a little movement.

What about everyday Clothes?

  • You don’t have to wear special cycling gear in order to ride a bike, everyday clothes work just fine
  • If your bike doesn’t have a chain guard, you can keep your pants away from the chain by rolling up your pant leg or using a leg band
  • Tight, close fit keeps fabrics from rubbing your skin and causing irritation
  • Bike shorts should be worn alone or under another pair of lightweight shorts

 In Cold Weather you also have to aware

  • Wear layers
  • Also Gloves and ear warmers are particularly helpful

 In Rainy season

  • Wear bright colors and reflective gear
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

 But at Night

  • Wear bright colors and reflective gear

 We can use cycles for Long Rides because?????????

  • Jerseys help pull moisture away from your skin and have pockets on the back for food, tools, and money
  • Cycling shorts offer cushioning
  • Bike gloves help distribute pressure across your palms

 For all these things Bike should be ……………………

 Comfortable like its Frame Size

  • Frame size is important for comfort and cannot be adjusted
  • When standing over a straight tube, there should be 1″ to 2″ between you and the frame for a  road bike and 3″ to 4″ on a mountain/hybrid
  • On a step-through bike, your leg should be slightly bent when the pedal is pushed down all the way
  • Your local bike shop can help you fit a frame

 Also should aware about Seat Height

  • While seated, you should have a slight bend in your knee when the pedal is pushed sown all the way
  • Beginners may want their seat a bit lower for comfort and security

 Seat Angle

  • The seat should be tilted no more than five degrees up or down

 Seat Design

  • Seats come in gender specific as well as comfort and performance models
  • If you hurt after you and your bike shop adjust it a few times, try a new one
  • Explore your choices; your seat should not hurt you or cause numbness

Handlebars

  • Handlebar setup is a personal preference; higher for comfort, lower for performance

If all these things are in our awareness then we can enjoy the ride of cycle in well way.

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