Bicycle assembly isn’t exactly an easy task—there are a lot of components involved with road and mountain bikes, and incorrect assembly of the bike could impair its operation and make it more difficult to ride, as well as create some significant safety risks when you’re out on your rides.
Therefore, it’s always a good idea to work with a professional at a bike repair shop in Boca Raton, FL to have them assemble your bike for you if you are not fully confident that you will be able to get the job done safely and properly on your own. Here are just a few examples of some of the issues a bike assembly professional can help you avoid:
- Damage and defects: A professional is going to notice much more quickly if the bike has any damage or defects that could potentially pose safety risks to the rider. Sometimes these damaged areas are easy to spot for non-professionals, especially if they result in some glaring aesthetic issues, but defects in some of the mechanical components might be hard to notice immediately if you don’t have training in bike repair or assembly. You can bet that a pro will notice this very quickly.
- Loose parts: Bikes that have been put together by people without a background in bike assembly often have loose parts like saddles, steps, seatposts and handlebars. The saddles are the bolts that tighten the clamps on to the saddle rails and hold it together. In most cases, the saddle comes with the seatpost installed on the box, but that doesn’t mean that the rail bolts holding the assembly together have been properly torqued. Professionals know these types of idiosyncrasies and make sure to look for them when assembling a bike.
- Tangles in the cable housing: If you do not know what you’re doing when assembling a bike, it can be pretty easy for you to end up with some tangled cables. When looking directly at the front of the bike, there’s a consistent order the cables should follow. From the furthest outside in to the closest cable to your head tube, the order should be as follows: 1) the front brake cable housing, 2) the rear brake cable housing, 3) the front derailleur housing and 4) the rear derailleur housing. There are a few exceptions to this order, but it will be true in the vast majority of cases. Tangled cables don’t just look bad—they can also have an effect on the operation of your bike, making it unsafe to operate.
- General incorrect assembly: There are many other issues likely to come up during your bike assembly. A professional will have experience working on all kinds of different bikes and will easily be able to respond to those issues as they happen.
For more information about the benefits of working with a professional bike repair shop in Boca Raton, FL to complete your bike assembly, contact Bicycle Doctor Inc. – House Calls today. We look forward to helping you!
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