As soon as the nice weather arrives, people want to be able to simply grab their bike and go. I get it. I'm the same way.
However, let's look at it this way. Let's say that in the fall you decided that the colder temps were not to your liking as far as cycling goes, so you parked your bike in the garage, shed, basement or whatever your situation is.
Then when the first nice weekend comes and the snow is all gone, you feel inspired to jump on your bike and take off down to one of the local cycling paths, perhaps heading to Lakefield or Warsaw, Omemee etc. Your cycling buddy comes over to your place and you both get on your bikes. Your friend starts rolling down the driveway beside you. Shift up gears once, twice, three times. Then nothing. The derailleur refuses to shift into the next gear.
"Well, it was working the last time I rode it." Last fall.
What to do. Your fun is spoiled. The weather is egging you on, inviting you to hit the road and feel the sunshine on your face and the wind in your hair.
It's situations such as this that we try to avoid. Mike Fix My Bike is all about being prepared when the good weather is calling. By getting your bike looked over either before you put it away in the fall or before you want to ride it in the spring, you avoid unwelcome scenarios like this.
Taking the time to get your bike properly looked over and adjusted BEFORE you need it are the key to having a wonderful cycling experience at first opportunity.
It is Feb. 23 and I've already had 3 clients drop bikes by for service. They are getting prepared for the good cycling weather now so they don't have to scramble later on. Take my advice and get your bike attended to sooner, rather than later. Avoid the frustration of not having a fully functioning bike when you want it, and also avoid the mad rush at the typical bike repair shop. Better to wait 2 days for a tune up now, than wait 2 weeks because you waited along with everybody else.
I look forward to helping you with your cycling needs this spring.
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