Bike Parking and Location

Posted by BikeAttack on Mar 16th 2018

Bike Parking and Location!The most important aspect about bike parking? Locks! The second most important? Let's find out about bike parking and location.Look for Parking RacksIdeally, you should park your bike in a specified "parking rack." These metallic structures feature several slots, each of which is intended to fit a bike tire. You can ride your bike up to a rack, place the front tire inside, and then secure it with a chain lock. Parking your bike in a designated area such as this will give you peace of mind knowing that it's safe and secure.Look for CorralsIf no parking racks …
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Biking and Knee Pain

Posted by BikeAttack on Mar 16th 2016

Biking can place pressure on the knee joints, leading to inflammation, pain, and limited mobility. The good news is that you can prevent many forms of biking-related knee pain by following some simple steps. Here's what you need to know about biking and knee pain.Don't Push YourselfThere are dozens of possible causes of biking-related knee pain, one the most common is overexertion. Biking for long distances will continue to stress your joints, which can lead to debilitating knee pain. To prevent this from happening, it's recommended that you keep your rides within a reasonable distance an …
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5 Flat Bike Tire Prevention Tips

Posted by BikeAttack on Mar 9th 2016

No this is not how to patch a bike tire, this is how to prevent flat tires in the first place. While tires are bound to go flat at some point in time, following these 5 flat bike tire prevention tips will reduce the frequency of flats -- and that makes it well worth the time and effort invested.Don't OverinflateIt's tempting to pump excess air into your tires whey they feel weak and underinflated. While this may seem like a good idea, however, it usually comes back to haunt you in the long run. Overinflated tires -- although easier to ride -- have a greater risk of popping. This is w …
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How To: Patch a Flat Bike Tire

Posted by BikeAttack on Mar 2nd 2016

It's bound to happen sooner or later: you have a flat. Before you go walking your bike back home, however, you should first attempt to repair it. Using nothing more than a basic tire patch kit, here's how to patch a flat bike tire.What You'll NeedThe only items you'll need to repair a bike tire is a tire patch kit and portable air pump, both of which are sold at most bike shops. The tire patch kit should contain a small piece of rubber, glue/adhesive, and a metal scraper that looks like a cheese grader. Double check the kit to make sure it contains these items. If not, you'll have to purchase …
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How to Ride Your Bike in the Rain

Posted by BikeAttack on Feb 24th 2016

Wouldn't it be great if there were clear skies and mild, warm weather every time you decided to ride your bike? On some days, this may be the case, but on other days you may be forced to endure harsh rain. The good news is that you can still ride during bad weather such as this. All it takes is the right gear and some basic knowledge.Avoid Cotton ClothesIt's best to avoid wearing cotton clothes when riding in the rain for a few different reasons. For starters, cotton is highly absorbent, meaning it will absorb your body's moisture instead of wicking it away. Secondly, cotton becomes heavy when …
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