It’s spring season yet again! As you dust and scrub your home, do not forget your prized manual trike because it needs some tender loving care every once in a while too. This will ensure that it sails smoothly whilst on the road and lasts you a long, long time. And did we mention that giving your trike a tune-up every now and then guarantees ease of cycling as well?
If you are confused about how to care for your good ol' trike, experts at CycleSimplex are here to guide you through this journey:
Trike Care & Maintenance 101
This should go without saying that you should get your trike checked by your friendly neighborhood mechanic at least twice a year. Since a trike has complex parts and components such as cables and spokes, it will do you a whole lot of good if you have it inspected by an expert to weed out issues. Your mechanic will replace worn down parts and service it to ensure top-class functioning.
In addition to this, make sure that you inspect the key components of your trike every time you take it out for a ride. While this will ensure your safety, you will also be able to identify issues with your trike and get them addressed before they become more serious.
CycleSimplex recommends that you check the pressure levels of the tires, inspect the screw fastenings, the brakes, as well as the fork’s and the chain’s state. For your safety, check whether your trike’s tires have air in them as per the stipulated air pressure levels. If you will be riding your trike in the evening, double-check whether the lights are working properly.
When it comes to regular maintenance, experts at CycleSimplex suggest that you lubricate the chain, the wheel axles, gears, as well as brake levers every two months. Thorough inspection and deep cleaning is also a part of this affair. To protect its paint, steer clear of harsh cleaners. Use a moistened cloth and soapy water to remove stubborn stains. Before you begin, make sure that you secure your trike properly so that it does not tumble over.
Give your trike the love it deserves. We hope that these tips help to lengthen the lifespan of your three-wheeled vehicle! Looking for trike racks for two trikes, recumbent bike racks, or tandem bike racks to take your ride along with you wherever you go? Check out CycleSimplex’s amazing collection of reliable, cost-effective racks for cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans today!