Ready to Roll: Storing Bikes

If you live in a warm part of the country you might pedal year round. But if you live in a place that truly experiences four seasons then you’ll be moving your bike inside when the frost is on the pumpkin. Is there a right way to store a bike? Is there anything you need to do before you put it in the basement or the garage or the shed for the winter?

If you’re a serious cyclist, a high-end mountain, touring or racing bike can easily cost over $3,000. Even if your investment is less, it makes sense to take care of the two wheels and frame that you enjoy riding around the neighborhood. Before you go in for the winter, here are some tips for properly storing your bike.

First – Think about it like you’re putting your bike down for a nap. If you were going to take a nap, you probably wouldn’t go to sleep with mud and dirt and grime all over your clothes. Before you store your bike, clean it up. Take time to wipe down the frame, rims and spokes. This easy maintenance will not only keep…

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