This is probably the most common question we get from people coming into the shop to use our floor pumps (also known as track pumps). All the pumps have a pressure gauge with a scale marked in PSI (pounds per square inch) and/or Bar. The answer is simple: Look carefully for numbers on the sidewall of the … Read more What pressure should my tyres be?
More often than most people think! Every 1-2 weeks is a good rule of thumb. There are a number of advantages to keeping yours tyres at the correct pressure. However, it is commonly thought that if you don’t use the bike the tyres will hold their pressure. This is not true! Take it from someone … Read more How often should I pump my bike tyres?
Unfortunately, this is a little bit of a “How long is a piece of string question because it depends on the conditions in which the chain is used. For instance, if you are riding in the rain a lot, the chain will need Wet road conditions, or very hot and dry weather both However, if … Read more How often should I lube my chain?
Search online or visit a big bike shop and you’ll be confronted with a bewildering variety of chain lubricants. However, they can can all divided into two types: “Wet” and “Dry”. Wet chain lubes are a similar technology to car motor oils. They aren’t easily washed off in wet riding conditions. They stay wet on the chain … Read more What’s the difference between wet lube and dry lube?