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Every avid cyclist should know how to fix his bike; learn the basics in this video series.
You Will Need
- Consideration of terrain
- Comfortable seat and handlebars
- Storage and safety add-ons
- Reputable bike store
- Test ride
- Brake extensions (optional)
Consider the terrain you'll be riding on. Look for extra gears for hill climbing and good suspension for bumpy rides. Opt for road tires instead of mountain bike tires unless you're commuting on dirt roads or trails.
Think about chainless
Think about buying a chainless bike if you ride in snow or slush. You'll have less chain maintenance.
Opt for a folding bike
Opt for a folding bike if you need portability or combine riding with other mass transit options.
Get a comfy seat and handlebars
Get a comfy seat with plenty of padding and shock absorbency, and dropped handlebars that allow you to drop down in windy conditions.
Add a cargo rack and removable baskets for storage. Install lights in the front and back and consider a bell for safety.
Go to a reputable bike store
Shop for your bike at a reputable bike store in order to get the right size bike and personal adjustments.
Take your bike on a test ride to make sure you're comfortable on it and to ensure you get the proper fit.