Bike Care

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  • Invest in a secure bike lock and always park your bike where it is visible. Click here to watch the Dublin Cycling Campaign's video on bike security
  • Pump up your tyres regularly
  • Check tyre pressure before you cycle
  • Clean your bike chain regularly, and use a lubricant on the chain to improve performance
  • Check your tyres for splits, cracks or tears, especially along the sides. Also check tyre tread for uneven or excessive wear
  • Check your break pads to ensure they are in good working order
  • Check the cable and surrounding rubber for cracks, rust, dirt and looseness
  • If you cycle regularly, have your bike serviced about twice a year

Watch these videos on basic bike maintenance.

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"Men's Shed Bonanza" bike maintenance workshop. Southill, Limerick.

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Image of Bike Repair in Action during the launch of An Mheitheal Rothar
Regular bike maintenance will prolong the life of your bike, and keep you safe when cycling

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Bike maintenance in action