Happy Bikes Hamburg

This is how you get your bike out of hibernation

Spring is just around the corner and it's time to bring your bike out of hibernation and start the season safely.
Here are some important steps to follow to ensure your bike is functioning optimally and you can pedal with ease.

  1. Inflate air: The first thing you should do is make sure your tires are at the correct pressure. After a few weeks, your tires will slowly lose some air. So that you don't lose any power and can put your power on the road, you should have enough air in your tires. The maximum permitted pressure is on the side of the tires. It is best to use an air pump with an air pressure display. An optimally inflated tire ensures better performance and reduces the risk of punctures.
  2. Check and oil chain: Check your bike chain with a gauge to see if it is worn. If necessary, you should replace the chain. Otherwise, it is important to oil them well to reduce friction and extend their life. It's best to use special chain oil and make sure to wipe off any excess thoroughly.
  3. Tighten screws: Go through all the screws on your bike, including those on the handlebars, seat post, and pedals. If necessary, tighten them to the correct torque to ensure they are tight and do not come loose while driving.
  4. Check and adjust brakes: Test your brakes by pushing the bike and using the brake levers. They should grip evenly and not make any unusual noises. If necessary, adjust the brakes to ensure optimal braking performance and avoid accidents.
  5. Clean bike: After the winter break, dirt and dust may have accumulated on your bike. Clean it thoroughly with water and a mild detergent to prevent rust and corrosion. Pay particular attention to hard-to-reach areas such as the gears and brakes.
  6. Check and repair light: Test the lights on your bike, especially if you often ride at dusk or at night. Replace broken light bulbs and check batteries to make sure they have enough power. A well-functioning light is crucial for your safety on the road.
  7. Check and adjust circuit: Check the gears on your bike by shifting through the gears. Make sure it works smoothly and doesn't skip the chain. If necessary, you can readjust the circuit to ensure precise shifting.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your bike is optimally prepared for the coming season and that you can enjoy your trips without any problems. Always remember to put your safety first and perform regular maintenance on your bike. Now grab your bike and enjoy the fresh air and freedom on two wheels!

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Our location

We are right in downtown Hamburg and within walking distance of the main train station, town hall and the well-known shopping mile “Mönckebergstrasse” (Lilienstr. 11)

If you come by public transport, we recommend that you get off at the subway station “Mönckebergstrasse” on line U3 (2 min. walk). Alternatively, you can take all lines to the main train station, from there it's about a 4-minute walk.