HONG KONG, Nov. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Finding a good bicycle mechanic who specializes specifically in bike repair and maintenance is rare these days. Luckily, DealExtreme has all the bike repair accessories and maintenance tools you need to keep your bike in great shape and running smoothly!
Accidents happen and there tons of other annoying mechanical issues that can leave you needing serious bike repair. Most serious bike repairs start as small, subtle maintenance issues that are typically overlooked. By recognizing the signs of bike repair early, you can prevent serious (and expensive) maintenance issues in the future.
Ever gotten a flat tire while riding? Flat tires can be problematic because you can lose control of steering, braking or balance as a result. Even if you're carrying a tire patch kit or spare tube, you still need to find a way to refill your tire with air. That's where a portable bike pump can come in handy. Toss it in your backpack and use it as an emergency pump. When disaster strikes, patch up your tire, and simply use the hand pump to refill your tire with air. Great for mountain bikers, commuters, and recreational bikers of all types. You'll be up and running again in no time!
Another common bike annoyance that riders overlook: Clicking noises. Yes, as trivial as it sounds, listening to your bike is important because it can reveal symptoms about larger bike maintenance problems. For example, when you pedal, do you hear a loud 'clicking' noise, but not sure where it's coming from? It means something on your bike is loose - a pedal, bracket, chain ring, crank, etc - and you need to tighten it up. Instead of ignoring the problem or paying a bicycle mechanic to fix the problem, just grab a bike repair tool kit and fix it yourself! Choose from bike multi-tools that look like Swiss army knives. Both options have everything you need to get rid of that annoying clicking or creaking problem.
Hear really strange creaking or screeching noises when you shift your weight or are pedaling hard? Most incorrectly assume this is a bike repair problem, but it is actually a cleaning issue, typically the result of dry (or dirty) bolts, rails, or seat. The solution is to arm yourself with some bike lubricants, grab the WD40, and lube everything. And, while you're at it tighten up those loose bolts too!
- Lubricant: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/maintenance-lubricant-for-bicycle-flashlight-50ml-53270
- Portable Bike Pump: www.dealextreme.com/p/portable-mini-plastic-bike-bicycle-pump-schrader-presta-valve-55844
- Bike multi-tool: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/chromed-steel-bicycle-repair-tool-kit-19-tool-set-18472